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12 Nov 2013 - Changi Cove, Singapore -- President Nelson Okanya and others from Eastern Mennonite Missions (EMM) found themselves celebrating the growth of and learning from Global South mission partners at the annual meeting of the International Missions Association (IMA), a group of 22 Anabaptist mission... Read more...
12 Nov 2013 - Kinshasa, DR Congo – In July 2012, Sidonie Swana Falanga heard news that she thought was too good to be true. The 100-year-old Communauté Mennonite au Congo (Mennonite Church of Congo, or CMCo) had approved the ordination of women.“I asked myself, is it an invention, a lie, a dream, or... Read more...
12 Nov 2013 - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - “Isn’t English your first language?” Marius van Hoogstraten (Netherlands) asked Don McNiven (Canada), after a laughter-filled conversation about the proper spelling of the English word “future.”Both men are members of Mennonite World... Read more...
24 Oct 2013 - Uganda — Among the many memories that Shammah Nakawesi of Uganda brings home from her one-year service assignment in Indonesia is her new understanding of loving God and others. “Even in the uncertainties of life, loving God and loving others is all that matters,” says... Read more...
23 Oct 2013 - Angola – An enthusiastic and joyous welcome and long lists of needs greeted a Mennonite World Conference (MWC) delegation during a visit to member churches in Angola the first week of September 2013 – a follow up to an earlier delegation in April. (See related article about the April... Read more...
23 Oct 2013 - Angola – “Come and visit us,” urged representatives of Angolan Mennonite churches during the May 2012 Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting in Switzerland.They said they felt isolated and abandoned following the end of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC... Read more...
1 Oct 2013 - New York, New York, USA – JeaHyun Nham from the Republic of Korea (ROK/South Korea) is the latest Mennonite World Conference (MWC) intern to join the staff of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) United Nations Office. The intern is a joint appointment of MCC and MWC.Nham is a member of... Read more...
30 Sep 2013 - Cachipay, Colombia – Forty-nine women pastors and leaders met here 7-10 August 2013 to receive training on the theme of “Caring for ourselves and each other among women” – also known as “Sister Care.”The event was part of the Anabaptist Women Theologians Movement... Read more...
30 Sep 2013 - United States – What began as a seminar for women in the United States has now been shared in Asia and Latin America with additional invitations received from Kenya and Trinidad.Sister Care is a Mennonite Women USA (MW USA) sponsored program that equips women to continue their own healing... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Bogotá, Colombia – This year, 210 leaders will complete Anabaptist education courses at seminaries in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Although the seminaries teach by “the book,” their students are far from traditional.Most are church members with full-time jobs and families. One... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Mbuji Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo – A pastor in the Communauté Evangélique Mennonite au Congo has spearheaded a ministry of compassion to suffering prisoners in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Jean-Richard Muteba Wa Mbuyi spends a lot of time ministering inside La Prison Centrale... Read more...
30 Aug 2013 - Chuncheon, South Korea – U.K. Anabaptist leader Stuart Murray explored the basics of Anabaptist theology, history and ministry with Mennonites in South Korea during a country-wide speaking tour 20 April-3 May.During his visit Murray – author of the popular book The Naked Anabaptist (... Read more...
29 Aug 2013 - Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference has appointed three Regional Representatives to nurture relations with member and associate member churches in Asia and the Pacific. The representatives are to begin September 1.The announcement was made by MWC General Secretary, César García.... Read more...
12 Aug 2013 - DR Congo — In a world where differences and distance often divide people of faith, Mennonite youth in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are participating in an exchange program to strengthen ties among the country’s three Mennonite conferences.The exchange program, called Menno-Monde... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – Nearly 30 people from 18 countries gathered at Goshen College on 29 July-02 August to launch the Mennonite World Conference “Global Anabaptist Profile.” The MWC project, which is organized and funded by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen, Indiana – On 20-23 July, a six-member task force appointed by Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Faith and Life Commission met at Goshen College with counterparts from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to review progress globally on the commitments that the two global communions made... Read more...
8 Aug 2013 - Goshen Indiana, USA – In 2013, Mennonite Women USA’s International Women’s Fund (IWF) awarded scholarships totaling $10,500 to 21 women in India, Africa and Latin America. Scholarships are used by recipients in pursuit of theological training for church leadership.Prospective... Read more...
1 Aug 2013 - Heredia, Costa Rica – Mennonite young people from a variety of countries came together for the annual Central American Mennonite Youth Conference in Costa Rica 27-30 March 2013. One hundred and twenty youth representatives from Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico... Read more...
4 Jul 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – Preparations for the 2015 Global Youth Summit and transitions within the committee marked the annual meeting of the Young Anabaptists (YABs) Committee held here 23-28 May 2013.The committee welcomed Lani Prunés of the United States as the new North American... Read more...
4 Jul 2013 - La Laguna, Canary Islands – The green garage doors are unmarked, and there are no windows. The only hints of a church on the other side are the Sunday sounds of charismatic prayers and songs of praise.Well, that, and also the lives changed by the many ministries taking place the rest of... Read more...
11 Jun 2013 - Germany – Judy DaSilva, a First Nations woman from Grassy Narrows, Ontario, Canada, has been awarded the Michael Sattler Peace Prize from the German Mennonite Peace Committee.“We want to award the prize to Judy DaSilva in order to honour the nonviolent resistance of the Grassy Narrows... Read more...
10 Jun 2013 - Tshikapa, DR Congo – “We who were hidden in the shadows have just come out into the light!” exclaimed a young woman preparing for the ministry in the Communauté Mennonite au Congo (CMCo – Congo Mennonite Church) in a recent interview. “May this light last forever in... Read more...
7 Jun 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – At meetings held here 23-28 May, the Mennonite World Conference Executive Committee confirmed the appointment of a Program Oversight Committee for the 2015 Assembly to be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 21-26 July.Chairing the committee is Liesa Unger of Germany,... Read more...
7 Jun 2013 - Akron, Pennsylvania, USA – They toured the site of the next global assembly and imagined the global faith family worshipping and relating in that space. They explored ways to increase funding of Mennonite World Conference as a growing global movement. These were several of the tasks that... Read more...
3 Jun 2013 - Basel, Switzerland – More than 1,000 people saw the movie “Peacemakers” at the Theodorskirch during the first Festival of the Night of Faith that took place in Basel on 17 May 2013.During seven screenings between 5:00 pm and 12:30 am, the 25 minute movie created and produced by... Read more...

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