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31 Dec 2013 - Just like other countries in the Global South, Indonesia has its own unique story of its inhabitants’ encounter with Anabaptism. Indeed, its story is key to understanding the explosive growth of Anabaptism outside “origin places” like Europe and North America. And yet this particular story also reflects the challenges and opportunities faced by Christians around the world. Read more...
31 Dec 2013 - As I reflect on my Christian journey, one inheritance from my church, the Brethren in Christ, that I treasure is the simple teaching to be obedient as a disciple of Christ. Obedience simply means “submission to authority.” It requires a willingness to carry out that authority’s instructions. This is how the early Anabaptists understood Christian discipleship. Read more...
10 Dec 2013 - If you were to attend a Sunday service in a European Mennonite congregation, you would probably encounter two different styles of worship. In one kind of service, the congregation sings from a book. This style is fond of four-part harmony, and often uses an organ, a harmonium or a piano as an accompanying instrument. In the other kind of service, the congregation relies on a video projector to... Read more...
10 Dec 2013 - Writing in his book Unfinished: Believing Is Only the Beginning (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013), Rich Stearns asks the question, “What would people be like if they had been born and raised inside Magic Kingdom park and had never seen the outside world?” By "Magic Kingdom," Stearns is referring to the Disneyland amusement park in the USA built by the Walt Disney Corporation – a place that is... Read more...
10 Dec 2013 - Plant a new church? Yes, but... what style of worship service will we follow? This was the question asked by several people twelve years ago, when we became interested in starting the Quito Mennonite Church. These people came from different traditions of faith and so the question was one that required real reflection. Read more...
3 Jul 2013 - In 2012, MWC partnered with the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA) at Goshen College (Goshen, Indiana, USA) to launch a multi-year, multi-part research initiative. Recently, Courier/Correo/Courrier connected with project personnel to discuss the initiative, its impetus and its progress thus far. Read more...
7 May 2013 - “Chile is an example of a country where Anabaptist initiatives have developed and grown internally as Chileans have embraced Anabaptist faith and practice.” Read more...
29 Apr 2013 - The vision of the MWC Peace Commission is to encourage, nourish and resource these agents of peace. With this vision in mind, we wanted to hear from the member-churches of MWC. We asked them to answer a simple question: “How is your church doing in its desire to be a Peace Church?” Read more...
23 Oct 2012 - Sindy Novoa Caro from Bogotá, Colombia served with YAMEN! in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as a teacher´s assistant in a school for children living near the garbage dump. Earlier this year, she spoke with Jana Meyer, an MCC worker in Colombia about her experience. Read more...
15 May 2012 - More than half of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches are now in the Global South. Mennonite World Conference leadership and headquarters have recently shifted from the Global North to the Global South. What does this shift mean—in the North and in the South? How does it feel? Read more...

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