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30 Apr 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference is calling for urgent prayer for the people of Nepal. On Saturday, 25 April 2015 they experienced an earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale followed by many powerful aftershocks.MWC has been in contact with its member church, Nepal BIC Church/... Read more...
21 Apr 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The need for many to get visitor’s visas to the USA, to attend the Pennsylvania 2015 MWC Assembly in Harrisburg, has long been a concern for many planners and participants. For more than a year, the MWC Visa Task Force (VTF) has been making preparations.Now... Read more...
20 Apr 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The arts will be featured in a variety of ways at PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly to be held here 21-26 July. Go to www.mwc-cmm.org/mwc-arts for further information, including a link to a downloadable overview brochure.A juried exhibit of... Read more...
17 Apr 2015 - Ingersheim, France – Along with our country and its population, we are under the shock of the recent events of terrorist attacks against the journalists of Charlie Hebdo, police officers and Jewish citizens in Paris. People’s emotions are varied, ranging from anger expressed about these... Read more...
15 Apr 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – “We’re offering a global feast for the soul,” says Don McNiven, a member of the Program Committee for Mennonite World Conference’s Assembly, as he announced evening speakers for PA 2015, to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in July.“... Read more...
9 Apr 2015 - Panama – A request for prayer for land struggle was the main request that a Mennonite World Conference delegation heard in a February 2015 visit with church and indigenous community leaders in Panama.Leaders of the MWC member church, Iglesia Evangélica Unida Hermanos Menonitas de Panamá (... Read more...
6 Apr 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – Early Easter morning, 5 April, Edgardo Sánchez, a leader in Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Argentina (Evangelical Mennonite Church of Argentina), died in a car accident while travelling to his home in Neuquén, Argentina.Later that day, Mennonite World Conference General... Read more...
30 Mar 2015 - Akron, Pennsylvania – Part-time registration is now available for PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly slated for 21-26 July in Harrisburg, PA, at the Farm Show Complex.“We’ve determined that there will be enough space to accommodate those who can attend PA 2015... Read more...
13 Mar 2015 - Pimpimso, Ghana – The Ghana Mennonite Church (GMC) experienced an act of reconciliation at its 49th annual conference, held 10-11 October 2014 at the Pimpimso congregation, a new church plant of the GMC’s Somanya district.The reconciliation occurred between the northern Ghana churches... Read more...
13 Mar 2015 - La Ceiba, Honduras – After decades of misunderstanding and little collaboration, Organización Cristiana Amor Viviente and Iglesia Evangelica Menonita Hondureña (IEMH), the two largest Anabaptist groups in Honduras, have publicly reconciled with each other and are actively working at improving... Read more...
19 Feb 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – “We want to partner with our brothers and sisters in the West and in Ukraine to call for a negotiated diplomatic settlement to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine.“This conflict cannot be solved with violence. Both NATO and Russia are too strong to be defeated by... Read more...
16 Feb 2015 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – Several North American agencies have collaborated to produce a new Sunday school curriculum focused on building bridges between peace churches and military veterans. “Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together” was created by... Read more...
16 Feb 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia/Elkhart, Indiana, USA - Are you thinking about attending Assembly Gathered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania July 21-26, 2015? To get a taste of this once-in-six-years global gathering of Anabaptists, you can participate in a 30-minute webinar (online presentation) on Wednesday,... Read more...
16 Feb 2015 - Hokkaido, Japan/Elkhart, Indiana, USA – Reacting to a proposed change in Japan’s ban against making war outside of its borders, Japanese Mennonites issued a statement reaffirming its anti-war stance.The protest issued in September 2014 was in response to the Japan Cabinet... Read more...
13 Feb 2015 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – When thousands of Anabaptists from around the world arrive in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania next July, they will each receive a hand-sewn bag, created from recycled materials by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Material Resources Center (MRC). As excitement over... Read more...
11 Feb 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - “Pray, pray fervently that God will bring his favour, and that my case will become a door that many young people can walk through as well,” Colombian Reinaldo Aguirre pleaded to the church throughout his three years of administrative limbo.  A conscientious... Read more...
11 Feb 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – Are you an artist? Do you know an Anabaptist artist? Mennonite World Conference is calling for artwork to be displayed at Assembly Gathered, 21-26 July 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA.At the Assembly there will be a central gallery, which will feature representative... Read more...
11 Feb 2015 - Registrants for PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly coming in July to Harrisburg, PA, can have a front row seat observing the Global Anabaptist Profile (GAP) study. But it will require some hard work and dedication.“Encountering Anabaptism in the Global South” is a graduate... Read more...
29 Jan 2015 - Kingston, Jamaica – A consultation held here 08-10 January involved representatives from six different believers baptism church traditions. They shared their understandings and practices of baptism and explored how their thinking has changed in light of the emerging theological convergence on... Read more...
29 Jan 2015 - Almere, Netherlands – Some 30 years ago the Dutch Mennonite Mission Board (DZR), which had been exclusively oriented toward foreign lands, began a missionary project on its own soil. This decision was motivated by an awareness of the increasing secularization of Dutch society.This led to the... Read more...
19 Jan 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – “We’re coming together at PA 2015 to talk with each other about our faith-life with open hearts and open minds,” says Liesa Unger, International Coordinator of this summer’s Mennonite World Conference Assembly.“We’ve invited... Read more...
15 Jan 2015 - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Danisa Ndlovu, president of Mennonite World Conference, retired from his position as bishop of Ibandla Labazalwane KuKristu eZimbabwe (Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe), effective 31 December 2014.Ndlovu has been bishop of the Brethren in Christ Church since 2000.... Read more...
14 Jan 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – As excitement continues to grow for the global Assembly, Mennonite World Conference has created a variety of free resources for congregations and communities to use as they talk about and promote Pennsylvania 2015, all available on the MWC website.Church leaders can find a... Read more...
29 Dec 2014 - Dhamtari, India – Edward Sahani, a delegate to the Mennonite World Conference General Council for the past six years, passed away 13 December 2014 at the age of 65. He represented the Mennonite Church in India Dhamtari. Sahani was a member of Sunderganj Mennonite Church.A medical doctor, he... Read more...
29 Dec 2014 - Amid growing anticipation and excitement about the Mennonite World Conference Assembly (PA 2015) to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania July 21-26, 2015, a number of questions keep surfacing within North American churches. MWC General Secretary, César García of Bogotá, Colombia, shares his thoughts... Read more...

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