Previous Assemblies

Below are listed all the assemblies Mennonite World Conference has celebrated until now:

*Click on dates to see a high resolution photo of each assembly

1925: 13-16 Jun

Basel,
Switzerland

“Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Founding of Anabaptism”

Presidente: Christian Neff (Germany)

1930:  31 Aug-3 Sept

Free City of Danzig
(now part of Poland) 

“Mennonite Relief Work, Mennonites in the USSR”

President: Christian Neff (Germany)

1936: 29 Jun-3 Jul

Amsterdam,
Elspeet & Witmarsum,
Netherlands

“400th Anniversary of Menno Simons’ Conversion and Baptism”

President: Christian Neff (Germany)

1948: 3-10 Aug

Goshen, Indiana &
Newton, Kansas,
USA

“Brotherhood and Reconciliation”

President: P.C. Hiebert (USA)

1952: 10-15 Aug

Basel &
Zurich, 
Switzerland 

“The Church of Christ and Her Commission”

President: Harold S. Bender (USA)

1957: 10-16 Aug

Karlsruhe,
Germany 

"The Gospel of Jesus Christ in the World”

President: Harold S. Bender (USA)

1962: 1-7 Aug

Kitchener,
Ontario, Canada

 

“The Lordship of Christ”

 

 

President: Harold S. Bender (USA)

 

1967: 23-30 Jul

Amsterdam,
Netherlands

“The Witness of the Holy Spirit”

President: Erland Waltner (USA)

1972: 18-23 Jul

Curitiba,
Brazil

 

“Jesus Christ Reconciles”

 

 

President: Erland Waltner (USA)

 

1978: 25-30 Jul

Wichita,
Kansas,
USA

 

“The Kingdom of God in a Changing World”

 

President: Million Belete (Ethiopia)

1984: 24-29 Jul

Strasbourg,
France

 

“God’s People Serve in Hope”

 

President: Charles Christano
(Indonesia)

1990: 24-29 Jul

Winnipeg,
Manitoba,
Canada

 

“Witnessing to Christ in Today’s World”

 

President: Ross T. Bender (USA)

1997: 6-12 January

Calcutta,
India

 

“Hear What The Spirit is Saying to the Churches”

 

President: Raúl García (Argentina)

2003: 11-17 Aug

Bulawayo,
Zimbabwe

“Sharing Gifts in Suffering and in Joy”

President: Mesach Krisetya (Indonesia)

2009: 14-29 Jul

Asunción,
Paraguay

 

“Come Together in the Way of Jesus Christ”

 

President: Nancy Heisey (USA)

2015: 21-26 Jul

 

“Walking With God”

 

 

President: Danisa Ndlovu (Zimbabwe)