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YABs find purpose in God

“The Gospel of John says that our purpose is to know God and experience eternal life with God,” says young Anabaptist Lilia Aranguren from Bogota, Colombia. “As we walk with Jesus in relationship, his peace flows out of us into our relationships... more/más/suite

Alfred Neufeld

23 July 1955–24 June 2020 Mennonite World Conference (MWC) lost Alfred Neufeld Friesen, a prolific author, theologian, historian and teacher who shaped Anabaptist theology globally. He died 24 June 2020 in Muenster, Germany, after treatment for... more/más/suite

A bridge for connecting people

GYS provides one with the opportunity to really open our eyes to the fact that behind all those countries that appear on the map there are brothers and sisters in faith living in diverse social, economic and political contexts. These contexts are... more/más/suite

Task force tackles creation care challenge

As we follow Jesus, Mennonites value simplicity and responsible stewardship of the resources God gave us. At the Assembly in Pennsylvania in 2015, these convictions drove Mennonite World Conference organizers to give each participant a reusable... more/más/suite

Physically distanced but in prayer together

“There is lockdown and physical distancing, but even so, we can meet in prayer. From different countries, we can come together and pray together in this way. As we are united in prayer, we trust God will hear our prayers and intervene.” Hanna Soren... more/más/suite

12 considerations before you reopen your church doors

When stay-at-home guidelines are eased and church doors and sanctuaries reopen, worship and church ministries will, undoubtedly, look different than before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. And so it should – so that we continue to keep ourselves... more/más/suite

Mennonite community at centre of COVID-19 response in Kudus

As the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mennonite community in Kudus, Central Java, Indonesia, joins hands and works with the local government to mitigate the risk and manage the spread of COVID-19 cases in Kudus, a city of more than 800,... more/más/suite

MWC Global Church Sharing Fund responds to pandemic needs

Instead of being a great leveler, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing pre-existing systemic inequalities that benefit some and disadvantage others. How can the Anabaptist family respond? Mennonite World Conference has invited Anabaptist mission and... more/más/suite

New MWC website is mobile friendly and multilingual

A fresh look will greet web visitors to mwc-cmm.org after 14 May 2020. The website has been redesigned with greater functionality. Mobile viewers will find responsive design that displays well on a smaller screen. MWC teaching documents, worship... more/más/suite

Year-old West African church plants three others

“Yahweh, Yahweh!” Jubilant singing ricocheted off the stucco walls of the Bissau-Guinean Mennonite meetinghouse. Participants at the annual conference of Mennonite Church West Africa (MCWA) celebrated the growing interest of Christocentric theology... more/más/suite

Creation care and baptism report approved at Executive Committee meetings

Mennonite World Conference will appoint a creation care task force to raise awareness and propose actions for our global church family. The task force will work in closely with the four MWC commissions. “This [discussion] comes at the right time,”... more/más/suite

Spaghetti and chopsticks: Mutual transformation in YAMEN!

This story was written in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic became a worldwide threat. As of April 2020, Minear Mak is still serving in her YAMEN assignment, remaining in close contact with MCC and MWC administrators as health and... more/más/suite

Check your inbox: MWC publishes Courier by email only

“These is an extraordinary time we are living in, but we remain confident that Jesus Christ is our hope, no matter what life brings,” says MWC general secretary César García. Due to the global economic slowdown and the challenges of moving mail... more/más/suite

Church in times of Coronavirus

An Easter Letter Dear sisters and brothers in the Global Anabaptist family of the MWC, We greet you in the name of our Risen Lord! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! We are an Easter people Easter has come, but not gone! Our celebrations may have... more/más/suite

Passion for service: meet Shirley Redekop

“Even with all our diversity of culture, language and practice, our Anabaptist theology draws us together as a family of faith through Christ’s love and sacrifice for us,” says Shirley Redekop. She begins a half-time role as MWC chief development... more/más/suite

Do not fear: prayers for COVID-19

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) unsettling the global human family, Mennonite World Conference leaders put confidence in the living God who says, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you... more/más/suite

Call to prayer for the human family

During the plague that ravaged third-century Alexandria, Bishop Cyprian tirelessly served the suffering with calm assurance that Christians find hope in Jesus Christ whether they live or die. Today, in a time of pandemic, Christian communions around... more/más/suite

God’s call for our church and mission

“The church will slow down the work of Mennonite Central Committee,” someone told me at the 2008 MCC New Wine, New Wineskins consultative meeting in Winnipeg. “If we want to be a more effective NGO, we need to act independently from the church,” he... more/más/suite

Renewal 2027 and Executive Committee meetings in B.C. cancelled

With the World Health Organization using the word “pandemic” to describe global infection from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mennonite World Conference leadership decided to cancel the March Renewal 2027 public event and April Executive... more/más/suite

상민이를 위한 사면

상민이가 자신의 사면에 대해 흥분된 목소리로 전화 한 것은 2019년의 마지막 날인 12월 31일 목요일이었다.   2014년 상반기에 상민은 그의 믿음에 기반 한 병역 거부로 인해서 18개월의 실형을 선고받았었다. 2015년 7월 30일, 15개월의 복역을 마치고 자유의 몸이 되었지만, 병역 거부로 인한 전과 기록으로 취업의 기회는 제한되었고 공무원이 되는 것은 불가능했다.  지난 연말 5,174명에 대한 특별 사면이 이루어졌다는 뉴스를... more/más/suite