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24 May 2018 - This year, we will celebrate our third annual YABs Fellowship Week June 17–24, 2018. The theme is “Called to be Free,” centred on Galatians 5:13–15. We encourage each everyone to choose and adapt these materials in a way that will be useful to your context, translate them where necessary, share and... Read more...
8 May 2018 - 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 volunteer with, started a food relief project in one... Read more...
3 May 2018 - Songs, testimonies and biblical reflection celebrate the Holy Spirit at Renewal 2027As 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 Spirit transforming us” event at Nyamasaria Primary... Read more...
23 Apr 2018 - 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.Regional Representatives are often the national church’s first... Read more...
2 Apr 2018 - In 2000, the Brethren in Christ (BIC) church board of Nepal sent Bhagan Chaunde to Surunga, Jhapa, Nepal, to plant churches. The passionate evangelist shared the gospel and planted a church. Starting with one new believer, Surunga Church has grown to 120 baptized members and planted three daughter... Read more...
20 Mar 2018 - 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.Theology students Benni and Rianna Isaak-Krauss... Read more...
12 Mar 2018 - “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 César García. The triennial Mennonite World... Read more...
1 Mar 2018 - “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 Menonitas (CPHM) responded with assistance from... Read more...
1 Feb 2018 - Growing up as a preacher’s son, I was immersed in Christian values. Every memory I have revolves around Vietnamese Mennonite Church (VMC) in Ho Chi Minh City. I learned the way of Christ — to love my neighbours, and to give to the poor.In Vietnam, we have a philosophy called “the way of the open... Read more...
26 Jan 2018 - 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 Shared Conviction #5) through local congregations... Read more...
9 Jan 2018 - “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 between church and state, should be better equipped... Read more...
15 Dec 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – “Our hearts were left totally destroyed…but thanks to MWC, who have come to visit us and have given us this uplifting and encouraging word, a word of hope and love,” says Antonio García Dominguez, leader of Conferencia Peruana Hermanos Menonitas.Mennonite World... Read more...
12 Dec 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia – 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.Who is MWC and what do we do? Watch our... Read more...
22 Nov 2017 - We are grateful for the steady flow of contributions in support of Mennonite World Conference, whether from our national member churches, local congregations, or individuals. During the first part of the year, we received strong support for our core activities; however we still rely on end-of-year... Read more...
8 Nov 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Eighty-nine-year-old John Penner still goes to work three times a week in the business he co-owns with his sons in Calgary. Travelling days are over – he walks with cane and his wife Katie relies on a walker – but “we are trying to keep ourselves busy and also to... Read more...
10 Oct 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia – Throughout the history of the Christian church, followers of Jesus have been transformed and renewed by the living presence of the Holy Spirit. We persevere with hope in the face of overwhelming challenges.Today, the churches in the Global South are especially attentive to the... Read more...
5 Oct 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia – “The gospel connects us all no matter where we are,” says Laurey Segura. She lived out this realization as a teacher and youth worker with the help of Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network (YAMEN), a joint Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite World Conference (... Read more...
20 Sep 2017 - 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.MWC’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) is... Read more...
28 Aug 2017 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – A collaborative Anabaptist response will soon reach some of the 1.4 million people displaced by armed conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) with food, household items and shelter supplies.The response, shaped and implemented by... Read more...
25 Aug 2017 - Bogotá, Colombia – Maria Justa Ipanaque (34) never imagined that she would ride in a helicopter. The small-scale farmer who lives with her husband Ezequiel Ramos Sánchez (40) and five children in Chato Chico, Piura, Peru, became trapped in her house 7 March 2017 when a burst canal released El Niño... Read more...
8 Aug 2017 - Hillsboro, Kan., USA – Maleghi Lumeya has recently been appointed Ministre des affaires foncières (minister of land [property]) of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lumeya, who has served as a national congressman, is the first Mennonite Brethren to serve at this level of government in DR Congo.“... Read more...
2 Aug 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – John D. Roth, Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission secretary, was appointed general editor of the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO – www.gameo.org). The GAMEO board voted unanimously 19 May 2017 to transfer oversight of the project... Read more...
18 Jul 2017 - 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. Several new connecting points are emerging over the past half year.“A renewed peace church builds... Read more...
17 Jul 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – “The situation is very serious,” says Francisca Ibanda, Mennonite World Conference regional representative for Central/West Africa.The UN expects more than 50,000 people from DR Congo to become refugees in Angola in 2017, fleeing violent attacks in the central region.... Read more...
5 Jul 2017 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Serving in an area of the world relatively close to your home country where the dominant language is the same as your own might seem relatively easy. But Young Anabaptist Mennonite Exchange Network (YAMEN) participants who hail from Latin American countries and are... Read more...

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