December 2014

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December 2014

MWC issues urgent appeal for prayer for the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria

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 organization.

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MWC seeks vocalists for International Ensemble

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Mennonite World Conference is seeking gifted vocalists to join the International Vocal Ensemble for the Pennsylvania 2015 Assembly.

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Healthcare leaders plan International Summit for July 2015

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 Mennonite Health Services.

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Korean translation of What We Believe Together released

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.

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Workshops strengthen Anabaptist identity in India

India – A jointly sponsored series of workshops have helped to strengthen Anabaptist identity across India.

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Ukrainian Mennonite leader tells dramatic story about the power of prayer

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.

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In Memoriam: Joram Mbeba (1930-2014)

Musoma, Tanzania – Joram Mbeba, a bishop in Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania (Tanzania Mennonite Church), died on November 22, 2014 at the age of 84.

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Taiwan Mennonite Church celebrates 60 years

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. 

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Prayers of gratitude and intercession

December 2014: Pray for the leaders and members of an Indian congregation under attack for its ministry with Dalits (lower caste). One Sunday, a group of higher caste orthodox Hindus from the local community entered the worship centre, started to attack believers and ordered the pastor to stop the worship service. Read more...


December 2014: The MWC Peace Commission has issued an urgent appeal for prayer, 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 organization. Read more...

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