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2 Feb 2016 - HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – After six years of training and preparation, the Vietnam Mennonite Church (VMC), a Mennonite World Conference member, ordained 26 pastors in Ho Chi Minh City on 5 December 2015.Pastor Nguyen Quang Trung, president of VMC, officiated at the ordination service for 26... Read more...
27 Jan 2016 - Bogota, Colombia – Five new young adults have been appointed to represent young people from their continental regions in Mennonite World Conference (MWC) on the Young AnaBaptists (YABs) Committee.Makadunyiswe Doublejoy Ngulube (Zimbabwe), Ebenezer Mondez (Philippines), Jantine Huisman (... Read more...
14 Jan 2016 - GOSHEN, Indiana, USA — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of letters and prayers. In early December 2015, Lee spoke with supporters at the... Read more...
13 Jan 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference’s (MWC) 16th Assembly in Pennsylvania, USA, connected Anabaptists from around the world, in person and electronically.A new statistics poster released by MWC illustrates the final numbers from PA 2015. There are many interesting facts, for... Read more...
12 Jan 2016 - Bogotá, Colombia – For Keila Viana, seeing how art can heal wounds deepened her understanding of God and his love during her international service in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.“I believe that during this time God worked a lot in my life,” says Viana, a 22-year-old young adult from the... Read more...
7 Jan 2016 - Colombian peace and justice organizations call for prayer for the La Esperanza communityBogotá, Colombia – “We know that in many places throughout the world there is war, violence and hunger.” With this acknowledgement, Mennonite partners working for peace and justice in Colombia... Read more...
16 Dec 2015 - Assembly prayer network connected Anabaptist body to each other and GodWinnipeg, Canada – “When people came together in the prayer room, many times no words were needed,” says Joanne H. Dietzel, Lancaster Mennonite conference coordinator. “A prayer, a touch, offering a... Read more...
14 Dec 2015 - Bogota, Colombia – Assembly PA 2015, the once-every-six-years gathering of Mennonite World Conference, closed financially at break-even, that is, without a deficit.The MWC operations team continuously made adjustments, maintaining priorities of environmental sustainability and financial... Read more...
1 Dec 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - Leaders of Mennonite conferences in Europe and international guests met in Buhl, France, for their annual gathering of planning and fellowship 23-25 October 2015. The assembled leaders drafted a statement to express their concern about the refugee crisis in Europe.“The... Read more...
17 Nov 2015 - Winnipeg, Canada - Representatives of every stream of global Christianity met in Tirana, Albania, 1–5 November, 2015 for a consultation on Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together, convened by the Global Christian Forum.Together, these 145 Christian leaders recognized... Read more...
27 Oct 2015 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities.In Colombia, Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches, and Global... Read more...
26 Oct 2015 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – September 21 marked the International Day of Peace – an event observed around the world with the hope that global citizens may renew their desire to work for peace. Mennonite World Conference and its member churches participated in this global day of... Read more...
22 Oct 2015 - Winnipeg, Canada – Mass events can leave behind a mountain amount of trash. But at Mennonite World Conference’s 16th Assembly in Harrisburg, 21–26 July 2015, the management of garbage was an expression of worship to God the creator.Assembly organizers “decided... Read more...
15 Oct 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - “Walking with God finds its total meaning in fellowship – in the breaking of bread, serving, and meeting the needs of others,” says César García, general secretary of Mennonite World Conference. “It does not mean the absence of challenges, but recognizing... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Global Anabaptist Profile surveys and maps Mennonite World ConferenceGOSHEN, Indiana, USA — Sociological surveys may be uncommon evangelistic tools, but at a consultation celebrating the conclusion of the Global Anabaptist Project (GAP), Damien Pelende testified that the survey had drawn new... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Global Anabaptist Health Network envisioned by summit participantsHarrisburg Pennsylvania, USA – More than 90 health care leaders from 18 countries met 19–20 July 2015, preceding PA 2015. They gathered to worship, learn from each other and think creatively about how Anabaptist-related... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Delegates reappoint Wiebe, discuss “global elders” Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA — Representatives from 21 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit 26–29 July 2015 at... Read more...
11 Sep 2015 - Anabaptist Educators from around the world gather for the Global Education Conference Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA — Like a Tree Planted: Anabaptist Spirituality in Education, the Global Education Conference of Mennonite World Conference attracted more than 100 Anabaptist educators and... Read more...
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...

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