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9 Jun 2017 - Ben’s parents were mystified and deeply concerned. They had received a call that their 22-year-old son was being taken for a psychiatric exam at the hospital. He had been a regular kid who was bright, creative, fun-loving and caring. Now he was acting in ways that were unusual for him – making wild accusations, seeming paranoid and going without sleep for days at a time. Read more...
19 May 2017 - It is a blessing that the global media allows us to learn news from all over the world. But it can be discouraging to hear so many sad stories and feel helpless to do anything about it. By supporting Mennonite World Conference (MWC), you can make a difference through brothers and sisters in the global Anabaptist family who are God’s agents of shalom in many places. Read more...
14 Mar 2017 - “In the traditional African religious experience, the expression of faith was never understood in universal terms,” writes Alemu Checole, assisted by Samuel Asefa, in Anabaptist Songs in African Hearts, in the Global Mennonite History series. Read more...
3 Feb 2017 - The church in North America is experiencing rapid change. Many are saying that the changes are as great as those experienced in the Great Reformation of the 16th century. Traditional beliefs are being questioned. Former structures are no longer working. Read more...
2 Feb 2017 - We share the beliefs and practices of the global Anabaptist family as Brethren in Christ Church Zimbabwe. The songs we sing display our belief, thoughts and our kind of theology. Most services, be they in rural or urban congregations, will sing number 75 in our Zulu hymnal Amagama okuhlabelela: “Sinomhlobo onguJesu unothando” (Jesus is a loving friend). Read more...
10 Jan 2017 - How can we get answers from the Bible for 21st century questions? That’s a real challenge! Parts of the Bible’s message are very clear and timelessly valid. But because our world has changed dramatically, some 21st-century questions require us to re-evaluate other parts. Yet how can we know when we should hang on to previous convictions or whether it’s time to open up for new insights and ways? Read more...
4 Jan 2017 - In the largest Muslim-majority country in the world, Indonesia, the Mennonite church responds to the needs of the community across religions and class with holistic care, supported by local government institutions and religious institutions. Read more...
13 Dec 2016 - As Anabaptist-Mennonite Christians, our mission is closely linked to the identity we have recognized and confessed. For this reason, What We Believe Together: Exploring the Shared Convictions of Anabaptist related Churches, comprises what is needed to communicate to faith communities who we are and the work the Lord has entrusted us to carry out. Read more...
22 Nov 2016 - The results of the recent Global Anabaptist Profile (GAP), an extensive three-year survey of 24 member conferences of Mennonite World Conference (MWC), are cause for celebration: the church is growing and the gospel is spreading – and the churches of the Global South are the primary witnesses. Read more...
18 Jul 2016 - The first Mennonites arrived in Brazil during the year 1930, coming as refugees from Russia/Ukraine, where their property, churches and schools were taken over by the state during the Stalin years. Read more...

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