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Pastoral letter regarding persecuted Anabaptist-Mennonites

My flesh and my heart may fail,  but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26) Beloved sisters and brothers: An MWC member church in an African country is not recognized by the government and thus operates in difficult... आगे पढ़ें

Unity with a purpose

According to our MWC vision, worship is one of the purposes of being one, of enjoying a global community of faith, of being a worldwide communion. In that sense, it follows the emphasis the book of Revelation gives to worship in a multicultural... आगे पढ़ें

Meet MWC treasurer Sunoko Lin

MWC is a gathering place for each member church to encourage and strengthen each other by sharing resources with one another.आगे पढ़ें

Call to prayer: DR Congo

“But you, O Lord, do not be far away!     O my help, come quickly to my aid!” Psalm 22:19 “We raise a cry of alarm to the different faithful members of the Mennonite church around the world,” writes Reverend Alphonse Kisubi Kassa, a leader of... आगे पढ़ें

How can Christian values be embodied?

My encounters with Anabaptist-Mennonite brothers and sisters in South Korea shaped me. They demonstrate what it means to be a Christ follower. These believers transform their own trauma into a Christ-like life. They bear passion, peace, love and a... आगे पढ़ें

God’s mission in Anabaptist communities

“The relationship of Anabaptism and mission is a hot topic, and the field continues to expand to include a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines emerging which attempt to integrate a vision that is both missional and faithful to the Anabaptist... आगे पढ़ें

A school of love and service

“MWC was a school for me. It really helped me to know Anabaptist doctrine and understand how the church operates,” says Francisca Ibanda. Known around the world as “Maman Cisca”, Francisa Ibanda, along with Barbara Nkala, recently completed her... आगे पढ़ें

Mesach Krisetya

Mesach Krisetya, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) president 1997-2003, died 30 September 2022. He was born in Jepara, Indonesia, 9 September 1939. A theologian, professor and academic administrator, author and counsellor, Mesach Krisetya was beloved... आगे पढ़ें

A journey of understanding

It was with great anticipation that I went to attend a Brethren In Christ Church (BICC) conference in Mozambique, in July 2016. This was my first trip as a regional representative for Mennonite World Conference. It was held in a small town called... आगे पढ़ें

Time to correct the page

“Indigenous solidarity hits the heart of what we do in the Philippines with Coffee for Peace,” says Joji Pantoja, chair of the Peace Commission (2015-2022). The Peace Commission drafted a Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples that was... आगे पढ़ें

Why have an Assembly?

Former MWC president Danisa Ndlovu (2003-2015) spoke with MWC about hosting the 2003 Assembly in Zimbabwe, his home country. This interview has been edited. “Circumstances tend not to favour expectations. You don’t choose what is happening at any... आगे पढ़ें

An occasion for confession and transformation

A focus on history can easily shade into hero worship – a focus on earthly figures rather than on Jesus, “the founder and perfector of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Preserving historical memories can become a form of nostalgia, or a defense of the dead... आगे पढ़ें

An Open Letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus

As Russia unleashes weapons upon Ukraine, we call on you as a Christian leader in Russia to speak and act boldly for the gospel of peace. Regardless of any rationale given for the attack upon Ukraine, this is an immoral action that Christians... आगे पढ़ें

A pastoral letter regarding Ukraine

We call on Anabaptist-Mennonites around the world, and all who confess Christ as Lord, to join in praying for the peace of Ukraine. We grieve violence and we reject efforts by any nation to dominate another. We pray for leaders of Ukraine, Russia... आगे पढ़ें

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in Ukraine

Dear Anabaptist-Mennonite Christians on all continents: This is a call to prayer for the peace of Ukraine, and for the well being of Anabaptist Christians living with the threat of a foreign military invasion. Hundreds of thousands of German-... आगे पढ़ें

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in Burkina Faso

Beloved sisters and brothers: Anabaptist-Mennonite people on all continents, please join in praying for peace in Burkina Faso, where a military coup took place 24 January 2022. Remember especially MWC member church Eglise Evangélique Mennonite du... आगे पढ़ें

Created in the beauty of climate

On 23 September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the Intergovernmental Panel report on climate change was “a code red for humanity.” And yet Guterres was hopeful, saying “it is not too late to act to ensure that climate action... आगे पढ़ें

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in British Columbia

Beloved sisters and brothers: Let us remember in prayer the people of British Columbia in western Canada. After a summer of heat waves and wildfires, a series of storms is battering the region, causing serious flooding and landslides. Thousands of... आगे पढ़ें

A pastoral letter for the healing of Haiti

Beloved sisters and brothers: Let us join in prayer for peace and stability in Haiti! The island nation is reeling after the assassination of its president in July, a devastating earthquake in August, and ongoing effects from the coronavirus... आगे पढ़ें

A biblical foundation to stand on

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of Deacons, Faith and Life, Peace, Mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... आगे पढ़ें