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Peace amid the storms of life

“As followers of Jesus, we follow his example and work to bring peace in the midst of chaos." Member churches around the world celebrated Peace Sunday 2021 using Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Sunday worship resource: “Finding hope and healing... Selengkapnya

A broader fellowship

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... Selengkapnya

Permintaan yang tiada henti

Seperti banyak orang Mennonite lain, saya tahu persekusi yang dialami pendahulu Anabaptis di abad XVI. Seperti banyak orang Kristen lain, “ Pikullah salibmu dan ikutlah Aku,” membayangi sayaSelengkapnya

Bersolidaritas dengan Wayana di French Guyana

Juli 2019, teman saya Linia Sommer meminta saya dan suami untuk mengukur paparan komunitas mereka terhadap air raksa. Linia tinggal di Perancis Guyana (sebelah Suriname), di komunitas hutan tropis terpencil yang dinamai Taluene di bantaran sungai... Selengkapnya

“Damai di hatiku”

Esuno Kokoro uchini (hati Yesus ada di hatiku). Esuno Heiwa uchini (Saya punya damai Kristus dalam hatiku). Mitsuru Ishido menulis lagu ini untuk memotivasi Nasu Keiku, anggota gereja Mennonite yang menjahit masker untuk diberikan ke pengungsi,... Selengkapnya

Solidaritas dan Interkonektivitas kita

Sembari menulis pengantar ini, dunia kita sedang menghadapi berbagai tantangan. Pertama, kita berada di tenga pandemi yang memporak-porandakan kehidupan normal kita. Kedua, rasisme sistemik yang telah mengakar kuat dan terus memakan korban jiwa... Selengkapnya

Amnesty for Sangmin Lee

It was Tuesday, 31 December, the last day of the year 2019, when Sangmin Lee called me with excitement to report news of his amnesty. Early in 2014, Lee was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing, on the basis of his faith, to complete his... Selengkapnya

“A peace that passes all understanding”

Sermon notes for Peace Sunday Background to the Letter The Writer This is a profound letter written by Paul. Rarely do we take the time to think about the conditions under which this letter was written in Philippi, but it is important to analyze the... Selengkapnya

Lessons from the crossfire: Remaining faithful to God’s peace

Colombia is in the early stages of a peace process signed in late 2016 between the largest guerilla group and the national government. Even though many of us had high hopes that the peace agreements would bring a turnaround in the country’s history... Selengkapnya

A transforming Spirit of peace

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... Selengkapnya

Embracing vulnerability

A renewed peace church calls for renewed commitment to one another; even those who may be our enemies. Building bridges resolves disconnectedness. Without relationship and connectedness peace cannot flourish. This is essential if we want to relate... Selengkapnya

God’s church and its vocation for peace

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... Selengkapnya

Peace Sunday 2016

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). In a world ravaged by violence, it is not easy to be a Peace Church – a church dedicated to the ways of Christ’s peace. These ways require much intentionality,... Selengkapnya

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference considers Peace Network

Bogotá, Colombia – Conrad Grebel University College hosted academics, practitioners, artists and church workers at the inaugural Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, 9–12 June 2016. In Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 203 people from 20... Selengkapnya

Being a Peace Church: How are we doing?

We estimate that there are 9,500 congregations throughout the world that are part of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) family. These congregations are found in every continent and in every imaginable context. This means that there are,... Selengkapnya

Recognizing our interconnectedness

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... Selengkapnya

JUST coffee in the Philippines

At one of the breakout sessions in MWC Assembly Gathered 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last July, former and present MWC workers exchanged coffee from their respective countries during their reunion. Unbeknownst to many, one special brand traded... Selengkapnya

Celebrating Peace Sunday: A call for people who sow peace in peace

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – September 21 marked the International Day of Peace – an event observed around the world with the hope that global citizens may renew their desire to work for peace. Mennonite World Conference and its member churches... Selengkapnya

Churches in Latin America call for prophetic peace witness

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities. In Colombia, Mennonite and... Selengkapnya

We Cry (A prayer of lament)

We cry with those whose lands are ravaged from war. We cry with those who, because of war and violence, have already lost their home. We cry with those who leave behind what they know in search of a better life for their children and families. We... Selengkapnya