Stories

Season of Creation – 4

Prayer during a time of threat We live in a world of great beauty, but also in a world under threat. Lord, we come to you in our fragility, trusting in your loving care and providence. Please receive our prayers… for those impacted by and living in... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 3

Children, don’t be intimidated Written from a maternal instinct, this lament presents a mother in a rural kitchen preparing porridge for her children. Bantwana lingatshotshobali Isihlahla soxakuxaku asisanunkuli, Ibhokola emasimini alisabonakali,... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 2

God, Give us the power to trust each other and to choose the sustainable way that frees your creation from distress. Give us the power to share knowledge and to seek for sustainable solutions that allow future generations to live on Give us the... more/más/suite

Season of Creation 2020 – 1

Humility God of all the earth – Take us outside to your holy places. Take us out beyond our walls, Out where we can see our neighbours. Out past the garden With its ripe tomatoes and fat watermelons. Out where flowers bloom yellow and pink And sway... more/más/suite

Solidarity and our interconnectedness

As I write these words, our world is embroiled in several struggles. First, we have been clutched by a global pandemic which has disrupted any sense of normalcy we may have assumed. Our second struggle is with overt expressions of deeply rooted... more/más/suite

God’s paintbrush of diversity

It does not happen often, but I am at a loss for words as cities across the United States burn, and as I have endured several weeks of seeing black bodies sacrificed in the name of order and discipline. I am torn between being an enraged black man... more/más/suite

Jesus Christ: Our Only Hope

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... more/más/suite

People of Burkina Faso call for prayer

Terrorist attacks have displaced 700,000 in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Many in the country say what they most need is prayer. “Only God can help us find a solution; it will not come by military force,” a provincial governor at the city... more/más/suite

Jesus Christ: our hope

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... more/más/suite

Act before it’s too late

The man sits as he died 2 000 years ago, in a position that looks like weeping. Surrounding him are amphorae jugs used to import wine, olive oil and fish sauce that fed the huge appetite of Rome at the center of empire (Revelation 18). Somewhere an... more/más/suite

Advent gifts: forgiveness and healing

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:2–3, ESV). Psalm 103 is David’s expression of his thankfulness to God. It is not just a casual expression. It comes... more/más/suite

Crossing cultural barriers in missions

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... more/más/suite

Pilgrims on a journey that transcends borders

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... more/más/suite

Anabaptist peacebuilding depends on biblical foundations

Is Christian peacemaking different from other forms of reconciliation? Do Anabaptists work at peacebuilding in ways that set them apart? Several of 223 persons from 36 countries at the 2nd Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference in the Netherlands... more/más/suite

Mennonite and Reformed reconciliation in a global perspective

“Reformed and Anabaptist are branches from the same tree,” said Hanspeter Jecker, a Mennonite theologian from Switzerland. “Anabaptist convictions that once were controversial – such as the voluntary nature of church membership and rejection of... more/más/suite

Justice on the journey: Migration

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... more/más/suite

A little more light

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... more/más/suite

On climate: the global church needs to CHANGE

“The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers” (Psalm 24:1–2). “Climate change”: these two words often generate anxiety concerning the future... more/más/suite

Mennonite witness amid suffering and hope in Ukraine

In a region of Ukraine that thousands of Mennonites left generations ago, two dozen of today’s Mennonite leaders from across Europe gathered for three days of fellowship in October 2018. Hosted by Ukrainian leaders from Mennonite Brethren churches,... more/más/suite

Hope in suffering

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... more/más/suite