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27 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – At a dinner event immediately following the 21-26 July 2015 Assembly, Mennonite World Conference general secretary César García expressed appreciation to a number of staff members who are ending their work involvement with MWC.Merle and Phyllis Good were... Read more...
26 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, PA, USA - A dedicated team of staff and volunteers captured images, videos and stories during Mennonite World Conference’s 16th Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 21–25 July 2015. Visit pa2015.mwc-cmm.org to re-live your PA 2015 participation or to experience it for... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - Global church village is a marketplace of stories and sharingHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - “I don’t know of any other place where I have encountered so many parts of the world all in one place,” says Donella M. Clemens of Perkasie Mennonite Church, Pennsylvania, as she watches... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - MDS house build at Mennonite World Conference Assembly erects homes in 5 daysHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Pounding nails may be the last activity one might expect at an international church convention, but for many at the Mennonite World Conference’s PA 2015, it was a perfect fit.... Read more...
18 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – In four days of meetings just prior to the July 21-26 Mennonite World Conference Assembly, the General Council took additional steps in the journey toward interdependence in the global communion.“During my ministry when planting a new church in Bogotá,... Read more...
18 Aug 2015 - Sang Min Lee freed after 15 months in jail for refusing mandatory military conscriptionHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - Sang-Min Lee, a South Korean Mennonite conscientious objector (CO) has been released from prison. Lee was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing, on the basis of his faith,... Read more...
15 Aug 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – In meetings prior to the 21-26 July Assembly, Mennonite World Conference announced changes in the leadership of three of its commissions.“Transitions are a very important part of living organisms,” commented MWC general secretary César García. “Our human... Read more...
14 Aug 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – The Mennonite World Conference communication team is changing with new appointments and transitions in three staff positions.In mid-July 2015, Karla Braun of Canada began a half-time position as editor and writer. She serves as editor of Courier/Correo/Courrier and also as... Read more...
21 Jul 2015 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – Already hundreds of brothers and sisters from around the world are gathering in Harrisburg for the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference. PA 2015 has already begun with the Global Youth Summit, which took place from 17-19 July at Messiah College in Harrisburg. To... Read more...
12 Jul 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA  – Applying for a visa to enter the U.S. is serious business for many internationals hoping to attend PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly to be held here July 21-26.A Visa Task Force – with two members on the ground in Africa, one... Read more...
24 Jun 2015 - Basel, Switzerland – In addition to supporting the appeal for prayer issued by Mennonite World Conference (MWC), the Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz (KMS – Conference of Swiss Mennonites), has reached out in solidarity with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan... Read more...
23 Jun 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Attendees of PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly, will spend 26 July, the final day of the event, with Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations within a two-hour radius of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.“Since there are so... Read more...
22 Jun 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Organizers for the 21-26 July Mennonite World Conference Assembly announced recently that registration will remain open until Assembly, but only the following options are available online beyond 1 July: full time/shared registration without the meal plan for... Read more...
22 Jun 2015 - Mwanza, Tanzania – Bishops in the Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzanian Mennonite Church) and Kenya Mennonite Church are working to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors.To do so, they have partnered with Eastern Mennonite Missions workers Joe and Gloria Bontrager... Read more...
16 Jun 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – Arli Klassen has been named coordinator of regional representatives for Mennonite World Conference, effective 1 July 2015.In this new half-time role, Klassen will work closely with the MWC regional representatives in various continental regions, including North America,... Read more...
29 May 2015 - Winnipeg, Manitoba – Opportunities to fill leadership responsibilities in a local church enrich Yoweri Murungi’s one-year cross cultural service assignment in Lusaka, Zambia.His many new experiences include leading praise and worship services, Bible study classes and youth ministries at... Read more...
20 May 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The first ever Anabaptist World Cup will be played on the afternoons of July 22, 23, 24, and 25, as an optional recreational event during PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly.The matches will take place at Logan Field, a community soccer field near... Read more...
20 May 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – “PA 2015 will be green,” says Howard Good, National Coordinator of the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, to be held July 21-26 at the massive Farm Show Complex (FSC) in Harrisburg. Good had just received word that expenses for the green endeavour will... Read more...
6 May 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – A 19-member international ensemble of singers and instrumentalists has just been selected to lead the morning and evening worship each day at PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly to be held in Harrisburg at the Farm Show complex July 21-26.“During... Read more...
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...

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