Stories

Ambitious dreams for a more just world

In both rural and urban Zimbabwe, the majority of households grow some of their own food. Changes in climate patterns are apparent to everyone. The droughts used to come every 10 years, then every five. And in a global pandemic, and the situation is... more/más/suite

Prayers for ecumenical dialogue

Open our arms and minds to embrace the broad shoulders of a church bigger than we can imagine. more/más/suite

Kindness during lockdown

“We had only rice provided by the state government nothing else and we were having only rice for many days. I was concerned how to feed my family during this lockdown period. I am a daily wage labourer. During this time, our pastor came with a bag... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 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

Melintas batas untuk terhubung lebih dalam

Teknologi mampu memotong jarak yang memisahkan kita selama masa pandemik yaitu disaat kita tidak dapat bertemu orang lain secara langung bertatap muka. Walaupun teknologi mampu membuat kita lebih dekat, tetapi hal itu tidak menjamin bahwa hubungan... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 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

Receptive ecumenism

Becoming vulnerable to the other There is a moment when everything changes among the students who take the Mission and Ecumenism course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The student composition of this compulsory course is quite... more/más/suite

A willingness to listen

Victims and FARC dialogue “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet… Righteousness will go before him,” (Psalm 85:10,13). The people of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia believe in this vision of justice and reconciliation even when it is hard... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 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

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 saya more/más/suite

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... more/más/suite

Follow the fire: walking with Jesus in the Spirit’s presence

Side by side, the mighty river of Pentecostals today and the heirs of the Anabaptist stream of the Christian tradition may seem fairly remote from each other, but the underground reality is more closely connected than one would first detect. Photo:... more/más/suite

From teaching math to multiplying churches

School graduations, church conferences, crime awareness and prayer meetings. All these take place in our church building with participation from local churches across denominations. We have many opportunities to be peacemakers in our area, working... more/más/suite

“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,... more/más/suite

Building paths with those who are different

The ecumenical imperative comes from Jesus’ prayer during the passion vigil in Gethsemane. There, by way of his prayer to God, he declared his irrevocable commitment and will that Christians love one another. Jesus pleaded that his disciples “may... more/más/suite

Grace at the heart of our witness

Early Anabaptists left or were expelled from monasteries and congregations of the Roman Catholic church. But Anabaptists retained this very monastic ideal: that it is possible – essential – for Christians to take seriously the Sermon on the Mount (... more/más/suite

Jesus' credibility

The way we relate with other churches has a direct impact in our missional witness. That is one reason, among many others, why Mennonite World Conference engages churches of other Christian traditions in dialogue. The credibility of Jesus is more... more/más/suite

Peaceful waters: the Mennonite church in the Caribbean

Beginning in the 1940s, Anabaptism was introduced to the Caribbean by American Mennonite missionaries. Today Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico have national Mennonite churches belonging to MWC membership; Trinidad and Tobago’s four-... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – July 2020

Jean-Claude Ambeke is facing significant challenges as leader of the MB conferences in Angola – Igreja Evangelica dos Irmaos Menonitas en Angola (IEIMA). IEIMA is trying to raise funds to reopen the 17 churches that the government closed last year. more/más/suite

The blessing of an ecumenical team

Over the last year, Hong Kong has experienced one of the most difficult times in her history. In our churches, it has been difficult as well. A common question for people in our congregations is “What is the standpoint of the church?” Pastors have... more/más/suite