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Pandemic fund targets inequalities in global church

Hope in a relief kit God appeared to Mr Nagamanickam through a COVID-19 relief kit. He lives in Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India, in a small house with his wife and daughter. Like many of his neighbours, he was a day labourer until six years... more/más/suite

Locked down but uplifted

“The love from Indonesia”: for YAMENers Enosh Rupamajhi, Jeu Song and Olicky Muchindu, the warmth of relationship – from their hosts and each other – is a hallmark of their year. ¡YAMEN! offers young adults from around the world an opportunity to... more/más/suite

Knowledge for everyone

Whether you’re looking for historical background for an academic paper, a church anniversary story, or to confirm a detail like “when was the MWC Assembly held in Curitiba, Brazil?” the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online can help you... more/más/suite

Ministerial credentials terminated

Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite World Conference have received news from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) of the termination of the ministerial credentials of John D. Rempel of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., due to... more/más/suite

MWC financial update 2020

You make a difference in our Global Anabaptist community when you contribute to the ministry of MWC. We thank you: national member churches, local congregations and individuals. Designated funds are used to carry out specific ministries; this year,... more/más/suite

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday worship materials

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday is an opportunity to remind our communities of faith that we are all part of one body made up of many tribes, languages and nations (Revelation 7:9). Each year, we encourage Anabaptist-related churches across the... more/más/suite

Go into the community

Anabaptist health network responds to COVID-19 “We are bound together as a community not only through this global pandemic, but through our faith,” says Rick Stiffney, steering committee member of the Global Anabaptist Health Network. The Global... more/más/suite

New partnership enables global access to Anabaptist theological education

Mennonite World Conference and AMBS enter partnership in “sharing of gifts” Mennonites around the globe yearn for Anabaptist theological education, identity formation and leadership development, but attending an Anabaptist-related college,... more/más/suite

Can preaching bring peace?

The Menno Simons Sermon Prize was established by Dr. h.c. Annelie Kümpers-Greve (1946-2017), member of Hamburg-Altona Mennonite congregation in Germany, in 2008 on her conviction about the spoken word. Each year, the Centre for Peace Church Theology... more/más/suite

Global team, one focus: planning Assembly 17 in Indonesia

New staff have begun serving Mennonite World Conference to prepare for the global gathering Assembly 17, now postponed to 5-10 July 2022 in Semarang, Indonesia. more/más/suite

COVID-19 global response fund helps churches

“I have seen entire families in the garbage dumps looking to quench their hunger. I have also watched with sadness as they return the elderly from the hospitals because there are no possibilities to attend them, nor medicines to supply them,” said... more/más/suite

MWC charts course for future operations

Postpones Assembly, adjusts terms of service, financial policies “Like the Israelites in the desert, as recorded in the book of Numbers, we’re on a journey together, trusting in God’s daily provision and presence,” said J. Nelson Kraybill, MWC... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2020

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

MWC undur Temu Raya ke 2022

Mennonite World Conference (MWC) memutuskan untuk menunda Temu Raya sampai tahun 2022, 5-10 Juli. Setelah berkonsultasi dengan Dewan Penasihat Nasional di negara tuan rumah Indonesia, Komite Eksekutif MWC memutuskan untuk tidak mengadakan perhelatan... more/más/suite

MWC COVID-19 response fund reaches remote Indonesian island

For people in Sumba Island, the COVID-19 pandemic may not be their top worry. Thanks to their remote location, less than two dozen infections have been confirmed on the island as of 4 August 2020. However, the community is devastated by the economic... more/más/suite

Remember your baptism

Trilateral dialogue report presents gifts and challenges The final report on the Lutheran-Mennonite-Roman Catholic Trilateral Conversation has been published. The report summarizes five years of theological consultations between the three communions... more/más/suite

MWC signs statement against nuclear weapons

August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has joined a wide coalition of faith-based communities from around the world that issued a call to governments to ratify... more/más/suite

COVID-19 global response fund helps churches

“The church’s response is unique in that we provide accompaniment rather than just distribute rations. This means walking together to feed not only the body but also the soul in these desperate times in which many have lost sight of the meaning of... more/más/suite

“Renewal will come by daring”

There was no “Anabaptist theology” in the 16th century – there were many Anabaptist theologies, says Astrid von Schlachta. The Mennonite historian is leading the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Anabaptism in 2025. “Daring” is the name of... more/más/suite

MWC churches in action

Responses to climate change are growing in many MWC member congregations. Here are a few examples. In Ethiopia, congregations of Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) are taking part in the national government’s Green Legacy Challenge to plant 5 billion... more/más/suite