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General Council learns about unity

“The unity on the conference was more important than each position,” says Paul Duck, church leader in MWC member church Convenção das Igrejas Irmãos Menonitas (COBIM) in Brazil. “We agreed to create a path or a highway, not too narrow but also not... more/más/suite

Helping people see hope through Christ

New staff join MWC “Anabaptism is a global movement. But how do we create channels for relationship within a global body, and how do we allow the diversity of this body to shape understandings of “Anabaptist” identity and theology?” says Anicka Fast... more/más/suite

Executive Committee approves new Commission members

“We trust it is a joy to serve the global Anabaptist family, but recognize it takes effort. We are grateful for the officers, Executive Committee and Commission members who dedicate volunteer time and care to this work,” says César García, MWC... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – December 2022

Siriwan Trakunhan is one of Multiply’s key national partners in Thailand. Over the years, she has served in many capacities: working at the Chiang Mai office, teaching the Bible at a juvenile detention center with Carmen Owen and Cynthia Friesen,... more/más/suite

Assembly financial update

As the year draws to a close, MWC is finalizing the numbers on the Assembly in Indonesia. “We are very pleased to report that, as of publication time, we met the financial goal of breaking even,” says Chief Operating Officer Jeanette Bissoon. This... more/más/suite

All voices praising Jesus together in Uruguay

I really love the simplicity of our Christmas parties where we meet to enjoy each other’s company and remember the one that keeps us united. more/más/suite

A month of celebrating Charni Daan

In India, Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm from mid November to New Year. Christmas is more special because we get a chance to meet our family and friends. more/más/suite

Sharing love – with sprinkles – in Germany

This tradition reminds me of the message of hope, peace, joy and love at Christmas because you can enjoy a peaceful time together with your loved ones and you can even share this love by giving Christmas cookies to others. more/más/suite

The face of the global church

“ MWC [Assembly] was a really wonderful experience. It showed me the face of the global Mennonite church,” says Peter Buller, a student at Bethel College and a member of Buhler Mennonite Church, Kansas, USA. “Thanks to the great International... more/más/suite

A good kind of infidel

“We were far away from peace, but now we are friends with Christians. We are working for peace and humility.” Through an interpreter, Commander Yanni Rusmanto from Solo, Indonesia, spoke at the “Mennonites in Indonesia and Radical Muslims making... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2022

We want to thank everyone who participated in the ICOMB Summit and Despertar in Brazil in May 2022. God is creating a new awakening in Brazil and for sure your contribution, either with your presence or with your prayers, is leading COBIM (Mennonite... more/más/suite

Raúl O. García

Raúl O. García, Mennonite World Conference president 1990-1997 died 30 October 2022. A long-term pastor, teacher and professor, he was born in Argentina 26 August 1930. more/más/suite

We speak the same language

“I cannot be grateful enough that even though we are a large and diverse group, we speak the same language: the language of love for Christ and his people,” says Daniel Nugroho. He was part of the team that made it possible for all to understand. Up... more/más/suite

Sermon advances mission

With sermons from Honduras, Canada, Indonesia and more, “the competition was great this time,” says Fernando Enns, jury member for the Menno Simons Sermon Prize, an initiative of Hamburg-Altona Mennonite Church in Germany and the Centre for Peace... more/más/suite

A conversation about Scripture

“I was inspired by the radical faith of early Anabaptists, but I don’t want us to be stuck in the 16th century… Anabaptism now has a culturally diverse body,” says Hyejung Yum, co-founder of Sowing for Peace, an intercultural peace ministry based in... more/más/suite

Let us pray

“Thank you for carrying us in your hearts,” says Siaka Traore, MWC regional representative for Central and West Africa. Mennonite World Conference members are invited to gather together Online Prayer Hour, 18 November 2022. This event will briefly... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2022

We ask for your prayers dear brothers, that God may allow us to continue growing in the ministry in which we are currently working, that God may always provide what is necessary in terms of economic needs and also that in this month of October 2022... more/más/suite

“We felt the connection”

“I think this type of ‘hybrid’ connectedness has great potential for strengthening the communion of Mennonite-related churches around the world,” says Ray Brubacher. more/más/suite

Believers bring water for drought baptism

In the drought-prone Borena region of Ethiopia, believers saved water to hold a baptism for 120 new believers. The area in Southern Ethiopia currently has a severe water shortage. Believers excavated land and lined it with plastic to preserve... more/más/suite

Watch for it!

“It was nice to hear something from Indonesia and take part a little bit,” says Erwin Röthlisberger of Evangelische Mennoniten-Gemeinde Bern, Switzerland. He attended Assembly from his home in Europe. Videos from MWC’s Assembly Indonesia 2022 will... more/más/suite