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29 Jan 2015 - Kingston, Jamaica – A consultation held here 08-10 January involved representatives from six different believers baptism church traditions. They shared their understandings and practices of baptism and explored how their thinking has changed in light of the emerging theological convergence on... Read more...
29 Jan 2015 - Almere, Netherlands – Some 30 years ago the Dutch Mennonite Mission Board (DZR), which had been exclusively oriented toward foreign lands, began a missionary project on its own soil. This decision was motivated by an awareness of the increasing secularization of Dutch society.This led to the... Read more...
19 Jan 2015 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – “We’re coming together at PA 2015 to talk with each other about our faith-life with open hearts and open minds,” says Liesa Unger, International Coordinator of this summer’s Mennonite World Conference Assembly.“We’ve invited... Read more...
15 Jan 2015 - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Danisa Ndlovu, president of Mennonite World Conference, retired from his position as bishop of Ibandla Labazalwane KuKristu eZimbabwe (Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe), effective 31 December 2014.Ndlovu has been bishop of the Brethren in Christ Church since 2000.... Read more...
14 Jan 2015 - Bogotá, Colombia – As excitement continues to grow for the global Assembly, Mennonite World Conference has created a variety of free resources for congregations and communities to use as they talk about and promote Pennsylvania 2015, all available on the MWC website.Church leaders can find a... Read more...
29 Dec 2014 - Dhamtari, India – Edward Sahani, a delegate to the Mennonite World Conference General Council for the past six years, passed away 13 December 2014 at the age of 65. He represented the Mennonite Church in India Dhamtari. Sahani was a member of Sunderganj Mennonite Church.A medical doctor, he... Read more...
29 Dec 2014 - Amid growing anticipation and excitement about the Mennonite World Conference Assembly (PA 2015) to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania July 21-26, 2015, a number of questions keep surfacing within North American churches. MWC General Secretary, César García of Bogotá, Colombia, shares his thoughts... Read more...
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...

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