MWC – new on the web: Building bridges with Peace Sunday

From the Peace Sunday Worship Resources: A finished quilt made by the quilting group at Friedenshaus. Photo: Jennifer Otto.
Release date: 
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Mennonite World Conference weaves a web of connections within the Anabaptist Mennonite family around the world through website, emails, social media, publishing and relations with other organizations. Several new connecting points are emerging over the past half year.

  • “A renewed peace church builds bridges” is the theme of this year’s Peace Sunday worship package. It contains sermon notes from Thomas Yoder Neufeld on “Christ is Our Peace” from Ephesians 2:11–22, stories from Anabaptist peacebuilders in Indonesia, Colombia and Zambia, prayers and object lesson suggestions. MWC releases three worship resource packages yearly: World Fellowship Sunday materials for 25 January, Peace Sunday resources for 21 September and a package assembled by the YABs Committee (Young Anabaptists) for youth/young adults to use during the third week of June.

Click here to download the Peace Sunday materials.

  • Regional representatives are expanding MWC stories into languages beyond the official English, Spanish and French. Issues of Courier magazine may now be found in Chinese, Korean and Japanese and select issues of Info, the monthly e-newsletter, are available in Hindi, Korean and Japanese. Chinese translations of Info are available since February 2017.

Go to to read Courier magazine online in these languages. Email with your language preference to join a targeted mailing list.

  • The insights and inspiration from Assembly 2015 can be re-experienced in the Proceedings Book. Published February 2017, the volume collects plenary speeches, ecumenical greetings, worship resources, program listings and more.

Visit to view or download the book.

—Karla Braun, Mennonite World Conference news release


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