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11 Dec 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Mennonite World Conference is seeking gifted vocalists to join the International Vocal Ensemble for the Pennsylvania 2015 Assembly.This ensemble will lead congregational singing during the Assembly. The singing and worship services will reflect the global... Read more...
11 Dec 2014 - Bogota, Colombia and Goshen, Indiana, USA – Leaders of Anabaptist/Mennonite healthcare institutions and healthcare professionals will hold a conjoint international meeting during an international leadership summit 20-21 July 2015, under the sponsorship of Mennonite World Conference and... Read more...
11 Dec 2014 - In early November, the Korea Anabaptist Press released a Korean translation of What We Believe Together by Alfred Neufeld, a 2007 publication in the Mennonite World Conference Global Anabaptist Mennonite Shelf of Literature. This was an initiative of the Korean Anabaptist Network. Kyong-Jung Kim,... Read more...
9 Dec 2014 - India – A jointly sponsored series of workshops have helped to strengthen Anabaptist identity across India.In a collaborative effort, the Mennonite Christian Service Fellowship of India (MCSFI), Mennonite World Conference (MWC) and Mennonite Central Committee India (MCCI) hosted a series of... Read more...
2 Dec 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – For the second time in four months Mennonite World Conference issued an urgent appeal for prayer, this time for the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria – EYN), who is experiencing horrendous violence and persecution of the Boko Haram... Read more...
28 Nov 2014 - Lisbon, Portugal – Roman Rakhuba, a leader of the Mennonite Church in Ukraine, shared the trauma of recent military actions in his country during his first ever participation in the annual gathering of leaders of European Mennonite conferences.He shared how the church is responding in the... Read more...
26 Nov 2014 - Musoma, Tanzania – Joram Mbeba, a bishop in Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzania Mennonite Church), died on November 22, 2014 at the age of 84.He completed undergraduate and graduate studies in the United States and then returned to Tanzania for a career in teaching and education... Read more...
26 Nov 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan – On 25-26 October 2014, more than 1,100 Taiwanese Mennonites attended a gala celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the Fellowship of Mennonite Churches in Taiwan (FOMCIT). FOMCIT is a Mennonite World Conference member church. Held at the China Youth Activities... Read more...
14 Nov 2014 - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – On November 8, a dozen religious leaders from the greater Lancaster and Harrisburg, PA area met for breakfast to converse with MWC President Danisa Ndlovu.The focus was leader-to-leader visiting, sharing joys and concerns about their own churches and parishes.... Read more...
13 Nov 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Mennonite World Conference is establishing a Prayer Network, recognizing the importance of prayer as preparations are made for PA 2015, the global Assembly being planned for July 21-26, 2015, in Harrisburg, PA.“We are confident that the Assembly will be a... Read more...
27 Oct 2014 - Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The growth of Vietnamese Mennonite churches in British Columbia, Canada, has led to closer ministry connections in Cambodia. In early June 2014, Mennonite Church British Columbia (MCBC) sent three representatives to the Mennonite Cambodia Church to ordain Pastor Tran... Read more...
15 Oct 2014 - Liestal, Switzerland – While “deeply shaken” by the terror caused by IS (Islamic State) militias in Iraq and Syria, “we believe that the situation does not render pacifist convictions obsolete,” declared the faculty of the Theological Seminary Bienenberg in a mid-... Read more...
9 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – An international group of young Anabaptists – called the YABs Committee for short – are deep into planning the next Global Youth Summit (GYS), which will immediately precede the upcoming Mennonite World Conference Assembly.As the official MWC youth... Read more...
9 Oct 2014 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA – Quang Xuan Tran, the first Vietnamese Mennonite pastor, died in Philadelphia on 20 September at the age of 84.Quang came to the United States in March 1975 to attend the annual missions meeting of Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM). As South Vietnam was overrun... Read more...
4 Oct 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference is urgently seeking submissions for workshops and seminars at Assembly Gathered, by the deadline of 1 November.We are seeking workshops and seminars that challenge, inspire and unite the church as a global peace church for mission and faithful... Read more...
3 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – In less than a year from now, our sisters and brothers from around the world, and from across North America, will be coming to Harrisburg to worship and fellowship with us. “PA 2015,” the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, will be held at the Farm Show... Read more...
2 Oct 2014 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – “We should be well informed hosts,” said Richard Thomas recently about PA 2015, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, to be held next July 21-26 in Harrisburg, PA.Thomas, who chairs the National Advisory Council for the event, is urging all North... Read more...
21 Sep 2014 - Bogota, Colombia – In response to urgent appeals from the Supreme Council of the Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon and from the Middle East Council of Churches, Mennonite World Conference issued a call for “a shower of prayer, solidarity and blessing” to MWC... Read more...
12 Sep 2014 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – “What a sad irony it would be if we welcomed the world to PA 2015 but we failed to find a way for our U.S. and Canadian sisters and brothers who belong to immigrant congregations, and to congregations who need financial support, to attend MWC’s Assembly next... Read more...
10 Sep 2014 - Goshen, Indiana, USA – As Anabaptist denominations in the United States prepare to host the 16th Mennonite World Conference Assembly in Pennsylvania next July, a new survey sheds light on the strength of Mennonite Church USA’s existing global connections.The survey, designed and... Read more...
3 Sep 2014 - Goshen, Indiana, USA – From an early age, Myrl Nofziger, a real estate developer from Goshen, Indiana, USA, learned life-shaping lessons about philanthropy, benefiting many Mennonite organizations, including Mennonite World Conference.“My father talked and lived giving every day,... Read more...
28 Aug 2014 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference has appointed four new staff members: two regional representatives for Africa, a regional representative for Europe and an executive assistant to the general secretary. The staff members will begin their new roles September 1.In announcing the... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Recognizing that visitors to the U.S. from the Southern Hemisphere often find it difficult to get visas, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is taking steps to try to keep the situation from limiting attendance at its global Assembly next summer.“When we invited the global church to the U.S. for... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – Registrants for PA 2015 will be able to choose from 47 tours while attending the Mennonite World Conference Assembly, to be held July 21-26, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA.Ten full-day tours will take place on Monday, July 20. Registrants may choose among visits to Washington, D... Read more...
21 Aug 2014 - Harrisburg, PA, USA – “Mennonite World Conference Assemblies come with many parts. Two of them are Assembly Gathered and Assembly Scattered,” explains Liesa Unger, Chief International Events Officer for MWC. Unger, of Regensburg, Germany, is overseeing the planning of “... Read more...

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