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एमडब्ल्यूसी द्वारा परमाणु हथियारों के विरोध में एक वक्तव्य पर हस्ताक्षर

अगस्त 2020 जापान के हिरोशिमा और नागासाकी पर हुए परमाणु हमले की 70वीं वर्षगाँठ है। मेनोनाइट वर्ल्ड काँफ्रेंस (एमडब्ल्यूसी) संसार भर के विश्वासी समुदायों के एक बड़े संघ में शामिल हुआ है जिसने सरकारों से आव्हान किया है कि परमाणु हथियारों पर प्रतिबन्ध की... more/más/suite

12 considerations before you reopen your church doors

When stay-at-home guidelines are eased and church doors and sanctuaries reopen, worship and church ministries will, undoubtedly, look different than before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. And so it should – so that we continue to keep ourselves... more/más/suite

The Lord came near

I was born as the third daughter at a Buddhist Zen temple in 1934. My father trained at Eiheiji Temple, the headquarters of the Sotoshu a sect of Zen. He always instructed his children to strive after virtue and be an example to others. My father... more/más/suite

Everyone is called

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

The role of Scripture today and for the future

In the 16th century, some of the greatest theological minds of that era began to read the Bible in new ways. The text itself hadn’t changed, but because of their experience in the Roman Catholic church, their own study of Scripture and the work of... more/más/suite

Persecution past and present

Early Anabaptists in Augsburg, Germany, paid a high price for meeting at the large white house (left) in this picture. German Mennonite historian, theologian and peace activist Wolfgang Krauss retells the story to modern Anabaptists who toured... more/más/suite

MWC financial update

Bogotá, Colombia – We are grateful for the steady flow of contributions in support of Mennonite World Conference, whether from our national member churches, local congregations, or individuals. We are somewhat surprised that giving is slower this... more/más/suite

The Holy Spirit transforming us

Bogotá, Colombia – Throughout the history of the Christian church, followers of Jesus have been transformed and renewed by the living presence of the Holy Spirit. We persevere with hope in the face of overwhelming challenges. Today, the churches in... more/más/suite

Still transforming

A rediscovery of Scripture was both a root and a fruit of the Reformation, the movement out of which Anabaptism grew. Not that the Bible had been lost, but it was not accessible to the average person. Nor did many people who understood themselves to... more/más/suite

The future of biblical interpretation

In Europe, when we speak of the future, it can seem a bit bleak. The economic crisis, lack of political vision and religious situation leave little room for hope. Secularization seems to have prevailed over the national churches; alternatively, some... more/más/suite

You will be my witnesses?

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Evangelism in action

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Systematic disciple making

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Rediscover our calling

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

When mental illness arrives in the pews

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... more/más/suite

Churches as healing communities

How should the church think about mental health? Our mental state is connected to body and spirit, and, like them, can be in a state of unhealthiness. In this perspectives section, leaders and health practitioners from Anabaptist-related... more/más/suite

Churches and psychiatry: “it’s complicated”

How should the church think about mental health ? Our mental state is connected to body and spirit, and, like them, can be in a state of unhealthiness. In this perspectives section, leaders and health practitioners from Anabaptist-related... more/más/suite

Stress management for mental health

How should the church think about mental health? Our mental state is connected to body and spirit, and, like them, can be in a state of unhealthiness. In this perspectives section, leaders and health practitioners from Anabaptist-related... more/más/suite

Health of a whole person

How should the church think about mental health? Our mental state is connected to body and spirit, and, like them, can be in a state of unhealthiness. In this perspectives section, leaders and health practitioners from Anabaptist-related... more/más/suite

Life from a graveyard

Intermingled Anabaptist expressions bloom in hard soil of Thailand “Thailand: The graveyard of mission.” This descriptor has echoed in the ears of Thailand-bound missionaries for decades; thankfully, God has a different story. That different story... more/más/suite