Stories

Peace, history, mission and care: new developments in MWC

Mennonite World Conference weaves a web of connections within the Anabaptist Mennonite family around the world through website, emails, social media, publishing and relations with other organizations. Here are some new connecting points. The Mission... more/más/suite

Dal se Dil tak: to the heart through soup

As an Indian living in Canada on MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program, I have made dal (lentil soup) a number of times. When I made it for the first time, I was little nervous, but it was requested again for different groups of people and... more/más/suite

A day peace and justice kissed

A local church in Colombia lives out peace Why won’t a country forgive? Why are there people who seem to prefer war? These are questions that disturb the soul and invite us to look for answers, not in the cold streets of the city, but the forgotten... more/más/suite

Joy in the Spirit

Songs, testimonies and biblical reflection celebrate the Holy Spirit at Renewal 2027 As a local band played “You are the most high God,” international guests from the global Anabaptist family swayed and sang at this year’s Renewal 2027 “The Holy... more/más/suite

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

A supportive space: General Council fosters relationships

“Stand up if you are weary, worn down by the cares of ministry.” From Portuguese-speaking countries on either side of the ocean, a Brazilian pastor crossed to embrace an Angolan pastor who stood in response to the Deacons Commission’s calls to... more/más/suite

How it works: Emergency food distribution

In many parts of the area near Kibwezi, Kenya, I see corn that has dried up. Driving around, it’s hard to find any corn that people will be able to harvest this season. In February 2018, MCC’s partner Utooni Development Organization (UDO), which I... 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

「私たちをつくり変える聖霊」

ヨエル 2:28 (口語訳、新共同訳は 3:1 )、ミカ 3:8 、使徒 1:8 、 1 コリント 12:13 キリスト教会の歴史を通じて、イエスに従う人々は聖霊の力によってつくり変えられ、新たにされてきました。大きな困難に直面しても、希望をもって耐え忍びました。 こんにち、世界の南側の教会は、聖霊の臨在と力とにとりわけ注意を向けています。メノナイト世界会議のアフリカ地域代表が、2018年の「世界交わりの聖日」の礼拝資料を準備してくれました。 MWC世界交わりの聖日は、あなたの教会の皆さんに、... more/más/suite

Sitshokuphi Sibanda: a pioneering church planter

Renewal 2027 testimony: historical profile Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

MWC Deacons communicate the church’s care

“The Lord’s work is one of great responsibility and being careful with the blessings that come,” says a church leader from a flooded region in Peru. With 11 churches a region affected by extreme rains and flooding, the Conferencia Peruana Hermanos... more/más/suite

A Spirited gathering: MWC’s General Council meets in Kenya

“It is my wish that [during our gathering], we meet with God in the fullness of his Spirit, in the communion of his people, and the gift of unity in the midst of the theological and cultural diversity of our global church,” says general secretary... more/más/suite

Benni & Rianna: a GYS love story

Christian parents have long encouraged their sons and daughters to find a life partner at church activities. They have also encouraged their young adults to meet the global church through international experiences. Sometimes those situations overlap... more/más/suite

New MWC network to encourage, support and connect peacebuilders

Around the world, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches act out the belief that the Spirit of Jesus empowers us to…become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice and share our possessions with those in need (MWC... 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

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

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

Mennonites speak against nationalism

“Nationalism is on the rise in many parts of the world,” says Juerg Braeker, general secretary of Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz/Conférence mennonite suisse (the Swiss Mennonite church). “Mennonites, because of their view of the relationship... more/más/suite

Comfort food across the world

Recipe : Ugali “Ugali is a maize-meal bread-like food mostly eaten alongside chicken or beef stew, Kenyan kale and cabbage or sometimes eggs fried with onions and tomatoes. All you need to make it is water and flour, though some people use salt to... more/más/suite

Retired pastor still learning about Jesus and his people

“We have to go to school [with] Jesus,” says Erwin Cornelsen. The nearly 100-year-old retired pastor reads the Bible every day: “I’m still learning what Jesus has to teach me.” Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has always offered Cornelsen a view on... more/más/suite