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14 Dec 2015 - Bogota, Colombia – Assembly PA 2015, the once-every-six-years gathering of Mennonite World Conference, closed financially at break-even, that is, without a deficit.The MWC operations team continuously made adjustments, maintaining priorities of environmental sustainability and financial... Read more...
1 Dec 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - Leaders of Mennonite conferences in Europe and international guests met in Buhl, France, for their annual gathering of planning and fellowship 23-25 October 2015. The assembled leaders drafted a statement to express their concern about the refugee crisis in Europe.“The... Read more...
17 Nov 2015 - Winnipeg, Canada - Representatives of every stream of global Christianity met in Tirana, Albania, 1–5 November, 2015 for a consultation on Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together, convened by the Global Christian Forum.Together, these 145 Christian leaders recognized... Read more...
27 Oct 2015 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities.In Colombia, Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren churches, and Global... Read more...
26 Oct 2015 - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – September 21 marked the International Day of Peace – an event observed around the world with the hope that global citizens may renew their desire to work for peace. Mennonite World Conference and its member churches participated in this global day of... Read more...
22 Oct 2015 - Winnipeg, Canada – Mass events can leave behind a mountain amount of trash. But at Mennonite World Conference’s 16th Assembly in Harrisburg, 21–26 July 2015, the management of garbage was an expression of worship to God the creator.Assembly organizers “decided... Read more...
15 Oct 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia - “Walking with God finds its total meaning in fellowship – in the breaking of bread, serving, and meeting the needs of others,” says César García, general secretary of Mennonite World Conference. “It does not mean the absence of challenges, but recognizing... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Global Anabaptist Profile surveys and maps Mennonite World ConferenceGOSHEN, Indiana, USA — Sociological surveys may be uncommon evangelistic tools, but at a consultation celebrating the conclusion of the Global Anabaptist Project (GAP), Damien Pelende testified that the survey had drawn new... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Global Anabaptist Health Network envisioned by summit participantsHarrisburg Pennsylvania, USA – More than 90 health care leaders from 18 countries met 19–20 July 2015, preceding PA 2015. They gathered to worship, learn from each other and think creatively about how Anabaptist-related... Read more...
16 Sep 2015 - Delegates reappoint Wiebe, discuss “global elders” Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA — Representatives from 21 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit 26–29 July 2015 at... Read more...
11 Sep 2015 - Anabaptist Educators from around the world gather for the Global Education Conference Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA — Like a Tree Planted: Anabaptist Spirituality in Education, the Global Education Conference of Mennonite World Conference attracted more than 100 Anabaptist educators and... Read more...
27 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – At a dinner event immediately following the 21-26 July 2015 Assembly, Mennonite World Conference general secretary César García expressed appreciation to a number of staff members who are ending their work involvement with MWC.Merle and Phyllis Good were... Read more...
26 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, PA, USA - A dedicated team of staff and volunteers captured images, videos and stories during Mennonite World Conference’s 16th Assembly in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, 21–25 July 2015. Visit pa2015.mwc-cmm.org to re-live your PA 2015 participation or to experience it for... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - Global church village is a marketplace of stories and sharingHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - “I don’t know of any other place where I have encountered so many parts of the world all in one place,” says Donella M. Clemens of Perkasie Mennonite Church, Pennsylvania, as she watches... Read more...
25 Aug 2015 - MDS house build at Mennonite World Conference Assembly erects homes in 5 daysHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Pounding nails may be the last activity one might expect at an international church convention, but for many at the Mennonite World Conference’s PA 2015, it was a perfect fit.... Read more...
18 Aug 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – In four days of meetings just prior to the July 21-26 Mennonite World Conference Assembly, the General Council took additional steps in the journey toward interdependence in the global communion.“During my ministry when planting a new church in Bogotá,... Read more...
18 Aug 2015 - Sang-Min Lee freed after 15 months in jail for refusing mandatory military conscriptionHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - Sang-Min Lee, a South Korean Mennonite conscientious objector (CO) has been released from prison. Lee was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing, on the basis of his faith,... Read more...
15 Aug 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – In meetings prior to the 21-26 July Assembly, Mennonite World Conference announced changes in the leadership of three of its commissions.“Transitions are a very important part of living organisms,” commented MWC general secretary César García. “Our human... Read more...
14 Aug 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – The Mennonite World Conference communication team is changing with new appointments and transitions in three staff positions.In mid-July 2015, Karla Braun of Canada began a half-time position as editor and writer. She serves as editor of Courier/Correo/Courrier and also as... Read more...
21 Jul 2015 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – Already hundreds of brothers and sisters from around the world are gathering in Harrisburg for the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference. PA 2015 has already begun with the Global Youth Summit, which took place from 17-19 July at Messiah College in Harrisburg. To... Read more...
12 Jul 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA  – Applying for a visa to enter the U.S. is serious business for many internationals hoping to attend PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly to be held here July 21-26.A Visa Task Force – with two members on the ground in Africa, one... Read more...
24 Jun 2015 - Basel, Switzerland – In addition to supporting the appeal for prayer issued by Mennonite World Conference (MWC), the Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz (KMS – Conference of Swiss Mennonites), has reached out in solidarity with the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan... Read more...
23 Jun 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Attendees of PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly, will spend 26 July, the final day of the event, with Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations within a two-hour radius of the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.“Since there are so... Read more...
22 Jun 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Organizers for the 21-26 July Mennonite World Conference Assembly announced recently that registration will remain open until Assembly, but only the following options are available online beyond 1 July: full time/shared registration without the meal plan for... Read more...
22 Jun 2015 - Mwanza, Tanzania – Bishops in the Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzanian Mennonite Church) and Kenya Mennonite Church are working to meet the need for local, affordable training for village pastors.To do so, they have partnered with Eastern Mennonite Missions workers Joe and Gloria Bontrager... Read more...

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