Stories

A transforming Spirit of peace

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

過去を覚え、未来を展望する

今年、ドイツのアウグスブルクで行われたメノナイト世界会議の執行委員会で、メンバーとともに旧市街を歩き、再洗礼派のことを学ぶ機会がありました。私たちが立ち寄った大きな家では、1528年のイースターの朝に、不法な会合をしていた88人もの再洗礼派が見つかったそうです。イースターの聖日に逮捕された人々は、追放されたり、拷問されたり、処刑されたりしました。 「今はもう迫害されなくなってよかった」とメンバーの1人がいうと、すぐさまエチオピアの委員が手をあげて「今もある迫害のことを教えてあげようか」... more/más/suite

Transformed by the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Jesus Christ

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

Generous love amid war in Democratic Republic of Congo

Loving the generous people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not difficult, but evil happening in the rural Kasaï region of that lush country is hard to comprehend. In December 2017, survivors of civil war there told a delegation from the... more/más/suite

Overcoming barriers and building empowerment

A testimony from Regional Representative Cynthia Peacock Boundaries, barriers, blocks, bridges and empowerment have been very real to me. Through the years, I have learned to face challenges and to grow stronger in mind and beliefs. The Christian... more/más/suite

Drama and mission as Argentine Mennonites celebrate one hundred years

Performing before hundreds of Mennonites and passersby at a park in downtown Buenos Aires 16 September 2017, a drama troupe from the Mennonite church in Villa Adelina, Argentina, mimed challenges and struggles facing youth: violence, drugs,... more/más/suite

Mission Commission calls Anabaptists to urgency in mission

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

Deacons: servants in the Father’s house

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

Hmong committed to Jesus despite persecution

Ponchai Banchasawan, pastor of the Thupberg congregation of the Hmong Church of Christ in Thailand, stands next to a debris field where the chair of his congregation owned a guest house that he rented to people vacationing in the mountains. In the... more/más/suite

God’s church and its vocation for peace

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 discipling community

“Do not cry,” said to me a member of my church when I lost a relative in a very tragic way. “Read this verse of the Bible,” she continued. However, I could not hear her. I needed somebody able to listen to me, somebody ready to cry with me, and... more/más/suite

み言葉に変えられる

メノナイト世界会議は、「リニューアル2027」と題する10年がかりの催しを世界各地で行い、私たちの信仰共同体の500周年を記念することになりました。この10年のプログラムを通して、私たちの歴史に見られる地球的・超教派的・脱文化的な視点に注目していきたいと思います。 この催しでは、未来を展望するために過去を振り返ります。コロンビア出身のノーベル賞作家ガブリエル・ガルシア・マルケスがいうとおり、「人生で大切なのは何が起きるかではなく、何を記憶するか、それをどう記憶するか」なのです。... more/más/suite

The road to peace after the plebiscite in Colombia

A plebiscite was held in Colombia on 2 October 2016, for the citizens to approve or reject the agreements reached between the government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejercito del Pueblo (Revolutionary Armed Forces of... more/más/suite