New tagline reinforces MWC Vision and Mission Statements

If you were to sum up Mennonite World Conference in three phrases, what would you say? MWC leadership has selected a new tag line to do just that: “following Jesus, living out unity, building peace”. “After almost one year of consultative process... Selengkapnya

High water and helping hands

In December 2022, heavy rainfall caused flooding in several cities in Central Java, Indonesia. One of the most affected areas was Tanjung Karang Village, Kudus. The Wulan River overflowed, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes. Some... Selengkapnya

Growing networks add faces in Virginia

“We also valued very much our first face-to-face meeting with the Faith and Life Commission as a whole, and Anicka Fast as in-coming secretary,” says David Wiebe, chair of GAHEN. In development for several years already, three additional networks... Selengkapnya

Third peace conference brings faith and peace together

“There’s something in the water among Mennonite theologians and peace building scholars and practitioners…around the decolonial project that people are drinking from now that is interesting and quite good,” says Andrew Suderman. The Eastern... Selengkapnya

Sweet fellowship on Discord

Young AnaBaptists build global connection during YABs Fellowship Week Between 18-25 June 2023, young adult groups around the world celebrated the Young AnaBaptist (YABs) Fellowship Week . Themed The family I found in my salvation , young people... Selengkapnya

In honour of God’s creation and the church universal

The Mennonite Heritage Museum in Abbotsford won’t soon forget that Mennonite World Conference guests were there in March 2023. A tree was left behind in remembrance. Mennonite World Conference has a tradition to plant tree on the grounds of a... Selengkapnya

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – June 2023

This year’s summit of the International Community of Mennonite Brethren Churches (ICOMB), hosted in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, provided delegates a unique opportunity to experience the rich Mennonite Brethren heritage in that region of Canada. With... Selengkapnya

A witness to the gospel together

One city, one decade, two movements, 500 years. Today, representatives of Mennonite World Conference (MWC) have embarked on dialogues with representatives of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), a movement that also arose in Zurich in... Selengkapnya

A “capital C” church worldwide

Surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, Mennonite World Conference’s Executive Committee (EC) , regional representatives , YABs Committee , senior staff and development volunteers met at Camp Squeah in British Columbia, Canada, for annual... Selengkapnya

A visible global church

“My heart hasn’t stopped beating fast since hearing the testimonies last night,” said mission committee member Joanne Lang at Arnold Community Church, B.C., Canada. Her local congregation was one of 29 that hosted Mennonite World Conference guest(s... Selengkapnya

Mennonites advocate for total peace in Colombia

Over decades of violence between state, paramilitary and guerillas, the Mennonite church in Colombia has been working in the affected regions, accompanying victims, denouncing violence and calling for peace. Now a Mennonite has been appointed to... Selengkapnya

Call to prayer for Myanmar

On 30 March 2023, military aerial bombardment of a village in Chin State in Myanmar killed a dozen villagers including the pastor’s daughter and several members of MWC member church Bible Missionary Church. Many villagers were severely injured,... Selengkapnya

Cyclone Freddy impacts BIC churches in Malawi and Mozambique

Pray for Anabaptist-Mennonite church members in Malawi and Mozambique who are affected by Cyclone Freddy, an exceptionally long-lived tropical storm that battered the region for more than five weeks with heavy rains and high winds.Selengkapnya

Renewal 2023

“By sharing the story of the global church, we can expand the concept of community. In the process of finding a Jesus-centred neighbourhood, not an ‘I’-centred neighbourhood, we can break down walls,” says Kkhot-Ip Bae. The Mennonite Christian from... Selengkapnya

Pray and act for peace

“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” (Isaiah 2:4) Christians are called into prayer and advocacy for peace. In a... Selengkapnya

Join MWC storytellers in Abbotsford

“The beauty of listening the stories of the global church is immense,” says José Arrais. “We are all so diverse, with so complex backgrounds, with such unique dynamics between the regions, that each story is an original inspiration that all of us... Selengkapnya

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – February 2023

The church is doing well. Enjoying a period of peacefulness and growth. Since the war in Ukraine started, many refugees have come to Germany. We have been able to take care of a number of them, and about 20-25 refugees join us at the church services... Selengkapnya

The unlimited power of prayer

“I believe in the unlimited power of prayer,” writes the leader of a Mennonite World Conference member church in Myanmar. He was announced as a special guest for Online Prayer Hour in January 2023. However, he was unable to share about the situation... Selengkapnya

General Council learns about unity

“The unity on the conference was more important than each position,” says Paul Duck, church leader in MWC member church Convenção das Igrejas Irmãos Menonitas (COBIM) in Brazil. “We agreed to create a path or a highway, not too narrow but also not... Selengkapnya

Helping people see hope through Christ

New staff join MWC “Anabaptism is a global movement. But how do we create channels for relationship within a global body, and how do we allow the diversity of this body to shape understandings of “Anabaptist” identity and theology?” says Anicka Fast... Selengkapnya