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30 Mar 2013 - Guatemala City, Guatemala – The seminar “Active and Compassionate Listening”, given by Carolyn Holderread Heggen and Rhoda Shenk Keener of Mennonite Women USA was held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, at the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary (SEMILLA) on Monday, 11 February. This... Read more...
29 Mar 2013 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands – “A contribution to the public debate” – that’s what Fernando Enns, professor of Mennonite Peace Theology and Ethics calls euMENNet. This multimedia project aims to reveal the influence of five centuries of Mennonite migration, and to... Read more...
28 Mar 2013 - Bogota, Colombia – After the March 13 election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis, Mennonite World Conference issued a letter of congratulations and also sent two of its leaders to March 19 and 20 inaugural services in Rome.In a March 14 letter to the Pontifical Council... Read more...
15 Mar 2013 - Elspeet, The Netherlands – At the annual meeting of the leaders of European Mennonite conferences, interest in creating a centre of coordination was reaffirmed. The conference leaders also gave attention to the renewal of the peace witness and to the varied perspectives of the churches in... Read more...
19 Feb 2013 - La Angostura, Chile – The fifth gathering of Latin American Mennonite Women Theologians took place within the framework of the 15th Southern Cone Anabaptist Mennonite Congress held here January 23-27, 2013, attended by sisters and brothers from the six countries of the region (plus some... Read more...
5 Feb 2013 - This directory, compiled by Mennonite World Conference, includes churches that are rooted in the 16th century Radical Reformation in Europe, particularly in the Anabaptist movement. This faith family includes more than 1.7 million baptized believers in 243 national conferences of churches in 83... Read more...
5 Feb 2013 - Angostura de Paine, Chile – After a two-year delay caused by the massive earthquake of 2010, the traditional biannual gathering of the Mennonites of the Southern Cone took place in Chile for the first time, where about twenty congregations state their support to Anabaptism. The gathering was... Read more...
7 Jan 2013 - Rome, Italy/Bogota, Colombia – An international trilateral dialogue between Mennonites, Catholics and Lutherans began in Rome, 9-13 December 2012.According to a joint release issued after the Rome meeting, the overall theme of the five-year process is “Baptism and Incorporation into the... Read more...
2 Jan 2013 - Bogota, Colombia - At its May 2012 meetings in Switzerland, the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council approved a global communication strategy calling for changes in the reach, frequency, form and content of MWC communications.Undergirding the new plan is the goal of seeking to connect... Read more...
2 Jan 2013 - Waterloo, Ontario – Devin Manzullo-Thomas of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as Editor and Writer for Mennonite World Conference beginning January 2013.In this half-time position, he will serve as part of the MWC communication team, helping to generate stories of churches and... Read more...
2 Jan 2013 - Bogota, Colombia – Kristina Toews of Abbotsford, B.C. has been appointed to serve as Web Communications Worker with Mennonite World Conference. The MWC position will be the main part of her three-year assignment as a Mennonite Central Committee volunteer in Bogota, Colombia, where both MWC... Read more...
29 Dec 2012 - Babiya, Nepal – Believers from the Behelwa Brethren in Christ (BIC) Church were eagerly waiting for the day to worship the Lord in a newly constructed concrete church building. Hundreds, including leaders from neighbouring churches and the BIC Executive Board, gathered 30 November, 2012 for a... Read more...
24 Dec 2012 - Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico – Josefina (Chepina) Rempening Diaz, her sister and two nieces were found dead on December 14 as victims of violence. They were on their way to the funeral of a relative in Guauchochi, a village in the mountains southern of Chihuahua.She pastored Ebenezer... Read more...
14 Dec 2012 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Four years after completing official registration with the government, leaders of the Vietnam Mennonite Church met November 21-22, 2012 to review their work and to project ministries for the next four years.The conference was held at the Cong Doan Hotel in the city... Read more...
10 Dec 2012 - St. Jacobs, Ontario – After four and a half years in various Mennonite World Conference staff roles, Bert Lobe will complete his service at the end of 2012.Lobe was first appointed in May 2008 as the MWC Global Church Advocate in North America. He provided leadership in the restructuring and... Read more...
10 Dec 2012 - Bogota, Colombia – Lynn Roth of Harrisonburg, Virginia, has been appointed as the North American Representative for Mennonite World Conference beginning part time in January 2013.The appointment was announced by César García, MWC General Secretary. “Lynn’s international experience... Read more...
12 Nov 2012 - Cuttack, India—Indian and Asian women theologians officially formed two networks on October 26, 2012, at the All India Mennonite Women Conference (AIMWC) in Cuttack, India.Twenty women theologians participated from India, Indonesia, Japan and Nepal. Following the declaration of formation, Rev... Read more...
26 Oct 2012 - Awassa, Ethiopia – The Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) hosted the 16th annual meeting of the International Missions Association (IMA) in Awassa, Ethiopia, September 18-26, 2012, on the beautiful shores of Lake Awassa. The IMA consists of 22 Anabaptist groups dedicated to fellowship, prayer... Read more...
24 Oct 2012 - Nairobi, Kenya – Mennonite bishops from Kenya and Tanzania formed a mission board during their annual meeting, held in August at the Mennonite Guest House. “We are no longer churches which just receive missionaries, but churches which send missionaries,” the church leaders stated.... Read more...
23 Oct 2012 - “A story of inspiration, courage and grace of God that gives life and growth to the seed that really wants to do God’s will.” These are the words that Peter Stucky used to describe a Venezuelan Mennonite group which recently invited him to teach a course in its seminary program.... Read more...
4 Oct 2012 - The North American Mennonite history, the fifth and final volume in the Global Mennonite History Series, was released in late September 2012. Seeking Places of Peace by Royden Loewen and Steven M. Nolt, completes the Mennonite World Conference History Series, which has been overseen by historians... Read more...
22 Sep 2012 - Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico—Delegates from the six national church conferences that form Iglesia Anabautista Menonita Unida de México (IAMUM, United Anabaptist Mennonite Church of Mexico) gathered here August 2–5 for their third assembly. The meeting drew nearly 120 participants from... Read more...
10 Sep 2012 - Kitchener, Ontario—Arli Klassen of Kitchener, Ontario began serving as Development Manager for Mennonite World Conference (MWC) beginning October 1, 2012.Until May or June of 2013, she will work half time with responsibilities for MWC fundraising and donor relations in North America. Then her... Read more...
17 Aug 2012 - Nyanga, Democratic Republic of Congo – When a Belgian school inspector needed to recruit singers for the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, he entrusted the task to two missionary women, one of whom was Lodema Short. Short served from 1947–1981with Congo Inland Mission, now Africa... Read more...
17 Aug 2012 - In 100 years, the Communauté Mennonite au Congo has thrived, growing to include 110,000 members, 798 congregations, 95 schools and seven hospitals.Tshikapa, Democratic Republic of Congo—Fifty-some young musicians walked nearly 160 kilometerscarrying their drums, luggage and a few babies to... Read more...

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