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8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – Nearly 30 people from 18 countries gathered at Goshen College on 29 July-02 August to launch the Mennonite World Conference “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – On 20-23 July, a six-member task force appointed by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Faith and Life Commission met at Goshen College with counterparts from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to review progress globally on the commitments that the two global communions made... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen Indiana, USA – In 2013, Mennonite Women USA’s International Women’s Fund (IWF) awarded scholarships totaling $10,500 to 21 women in India, Africa and Latin America. Scholarships are used by recipients in pursuit of theological training for church leadership.Prospective... Read more...
1 Aug 2013 - Heredia, Costa Rica – Mennonite young people from a variety of countries came together for the annual Central American Mennonite Youth Conference in Costa Rica 27-30 March 2013. One hundred and twenty youth representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico... Read more...
4 Jul 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – Preparations for the 2015 Global Youth Summit and transitions within the committee marked the annual meeting of the Young Anabaptists (YABs) Committee held here 23-28 May 2013.The committee welcomed Lani Prunés of the United States as the new North American... Read more...
4 Jul 2013 - La Laguna, Canary Islands – The green garage doors are unmarked, and there are no windows. The only hints of a church on the other side are the Sunday sounds of charismatic prayers and songs of praise.Well, that, and also the lives changed by the many ministries taking place the rest of... Read more...
11 Jun 2013 - Germany – Judy DaSilva, a First Nations woman from Grassy Narrows, Ontario, Canada, has been awarded the Michael Sattler Peace Prize from the German Mennonite Peace Committee.“We want to award the prize to Judy DaSilva in order to honour the nonviolent resistance of the Grassy Narrows... Read more...
10 Jun 2013 - Tshikapa, DR Congo – “We who were hidden in the shadows have just come out into the light!” exclaimed a young woman preparing for the ministry in the Communauté Mennonite au Congo (CMCo – Congo Mennonite Church) in a recent interview. “May this light last forever in... Read more...
7 Jun 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – At meetings held here 23-28 May, the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee confirmed the appointment of a Program Oversight Committee for the 2015 Assembly to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 21-26 July.Chairing the committee is Liesa Unger of Germany,... Read more...
7 Jun 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – They toured the site of the next global assembly and imagined the global faith family worshipping and relating in that space. They explored ways to increase funding of Mennonite World Conference as a growing global movement. These were several of the tasks that... Read more...
3 Jun 2013 - Basel, Switzerland – More than 1,000 people saw the movie “Peacemakers” at the Theodorskirch during the first Festival of the Night of Faith that took place in Basel on 17 May 2013.During seven screenings between 5:00 pm and 12:30 am, the 25 minute movie created and produced by... Read more...
17 May 2013 - Oita, Japan – On Japanese Constitution Memorial Day, 03 May, fourteen Japanese Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders issued a call against proposed amendments to the Japanese constitution, particularly to article 9, the so-called “peace article.”On the same day, national... Read more...
6 May 2013 - Nuagaon, Odisha, India – In early May 2013, the Brethren in Christ Church in the state of Odisha, India, reported the completion of construction of a church and community hall and pastor’s quarter in the village of Nuagaon. The new facility, which can accommodate at least 500 people on... Read more...
6 May 2013 - Quito, Ecuador and Bogota, Colombia – A reunion of the “Ecuador Partnership” brought together Mennonites from Ecuador, Colombia and the United States for March 2013 visits in both Ecuador and Colombia.The partnership includes from Iglesia Christiana Menonita de Colombia  (... Read more...
6 May 2013 - Elkhart, Indiana – A quest to learn how Mennonite Church USA congregations and agencies find resources for their ministries brought Macaire Kilambo Kabanga and Roussel Kimakamba, lay leaders in Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo - CMCO) on a recent month-long tour of the... Read more...
30 Mar 2013 - Guatemala City, Guatemala – The seminar “Active and Compassionate Listening”, given by Carolyn Holderread Heggen and Rhoda Shenk Keener of Mennonite Women USA was held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, at the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary (SEMILLA) on Monday, 11 February. This... Read more...
29 Mar 2013 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands – “A contribution to the public debate” – that’s what Fernando Enns, professor of Mennonite Peace Theology and Ethics calls euMENNet. This multimedia project aims to reveal the influence of five centuries of Mennonite migration, and to... Read more...
28 Mar 2013 - Bogota, Colombia – After the March 13 election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis, Mennonite World Conference issued a letter of congratulations and also sent two of its leaders to March 19 and 20 inaugural services in Rome.In a March 14 letter to the Pontifical Council... Read more...
15 Mar 2013 - Elspeet, The Netherlands – At the annual meeting of the leaders of European Mennonite conferences, interest in creating a centre of coordination was reaffirmed. The conference leaders also gave attention to the renewal of the peace witness and to the varied perspectives of the churches in... Read more...
19 Feb 2013 - La Angostura, Chile – The fifth gathering of Latin American Mennonite Women Theologians took place within the framework of the 15th Southern Cone Anabaptist Mennonite Congress held here January 23-27, 2013, attended by sisters and brothers from the six countries of the region (plus some... Read more...
5 Feb 2013 - This directory, compiled by Mennonite World Conference, includes churches that are rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. This faith family includes more than 1.7 million baptized believers in 243 national conferences of churches in 83... Read more...
5 Feb 2013 - Angostura de Paine, Chile – After a two-year delay caused by the massive earthquake of 2010, the traditional biannual gathering of the Mennonites of the Southern Cone took place in Chile for the first time, where about twenty congregations state their support to Anabaptism. The gathering was... Read more...
7 Jan 2013 - Rome, Italy/Bogota, Colombia – An international trilateral dialogue between Mennonites, Catholics and Lutherans began in Rome, 9-13 December 2012.According to a joint release issued after the Rome meeting, the overall theme of the five-year process is “Baptism and Incorporation into the... Read more...
2 Jan 2013 - Bogota, Colombia - At its May 2012 meetings in Switzerland, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council approved a global communication strategy calling for changes in the reach, frequency, form and content of MWC communications.Undergirding the new plan is the goal of seeking to connect... Read more...
2 Jan 2013 - Waterloo, Ontario – Devin Manzullo-Thomas of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as Editor and Writer for Mennonite World Conference beginning January 2013.In this half-time position, he will serve as part of the MWC communication team, helping to generate stories of churches and... Read more...

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