Identity and Ecumenicity: A Theology of Interchurch Hospitality and Denominational Identity

  • Teaching Resource

A teaching resource from the Faith & Life commission
Mennonite World Conference embarked on the first formal dialogue process with the Baptist World Alliance in 1989. Since then, MWC has entered into conversations with Lutheran World Federation, Seventh Day Adventists, Catholics, and, most recently, a five-year trilateral dialogue with Lutherans and Catholics. Seeing the value of these dialogues, the Faith and Life Commission developed this document to give MWC national churches and local congregations a better understanding of the theological basis for ecumenical hospitality and why we think such conversations are consistent with Anabaptist values. The document was approved as an MWC teaching resource by the General Council in Limuru, Kenya, April 2018.