Stories

Ambitious dreams for a more just world

In both rural and urban Zimbabwe, the majority of households grow some of their own food. Changes in climate patterns are apparent to everyone. The droughts used to come every 10 years, then every five. And in a global pandemic, and the situation is... more/más/suite

Prayers for ecumenical dialogue

Open our arms and minds to embrace the broad shoulders of a church bigger than we can imagine. more/más/suite

Kindness during lockdown

“We had only rice provided by the state government nothing else and we were having only rice for many days. I was concerned how to feed my family during this lockdown period. I am a daily wage labourer. During this time, our pastor came with a bag... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2020

The International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) is made up of 21 national churches in 19 countries with approximately 450,000 members. ICOMB exists to facilitate relationships and ministries to enhance the witness and discipleship of its... more/más/suite

Crossing barriers to connect deeply

Technology has cut the distance that has separated us during the pandemic times when we could not meet in person. Even though technology is able to bring us closer, it does not guarantee that we are truly connected and intertwined with one another... more/más/suite

Actualização do sócio do Ministério: Octubre 2020

A Comunidade Internacional dos Irmãos Menonitas (ICOMB) é composta por 21 igrejas nacionais em 19 países com aproximadamente 450.000 membros. A ICOMB existe para facilitar as relações e ministérios para melhorar o testemunho e discipulado das suas... more/más/suite

Receptive ecumenism

Becoming vulnerable to the other There is a moment when everything changes among the students who take the Mission and Ecumenism course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The student composition of this compulsory course is quite... more/más/suite

A willingness to listen

Victims and FARC dialogue “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet… Righteousness will go before him,” (Psalm 85:10,13). The people of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia believe in this vision of justice and reconciliation even when it is hard... more/más/suite

Actualização do sócio do Ministério: setembro 2020

A Comunidade Internacional dos Irmãos Menonitas (ICOMB) é composta por 21 igrejas nacionais em 19 países com aproximadamente 450.000 membros. A ICOMB existe para facilitar as relações e ministérios para melhorar o testemunho e discipulado das suas... more/más/suite

An incessant demand

Like many Mennonites, I hold close the 16th-century stories of Anabaptist suffering. Like many I’m haunted all the more by the dangerous memory of the Cruciform One – ”Take up the cross, and follow me.” more/más/suite

Standing in Solidarity with the Wayana in the French Guyana

Lina lives in French Guyana, in a remote, rainforest community called Taluene on the Upper Maroni river. The food in Lina’s community is contaminated by gold mining. Like Indigenous Peoples around the globe, Linia’s people do not have title to their... more/más/suite

Follow the fire: walking with Jesus in the Spirit’s presence

Side by side, the mighty river of Pentecostals today and the heirs of the Anabaptist stream of the Christian tradition may seem fairly remote from each other, but the underground reality is more closely connected than one would first detect. Photo:... more/más/suite

From teaching math to multiplying churches

School graduations, church conferences, crime awareness and prayer meetings. All these take place in our church building with participation from local churches across denominations. We have many opportunities to be peacemakers in our area, working... more/más/suite

"Peace in my heart"

Esuno Kokoro uchini (The heart of Jesus is reflected in my heart). Esuno Heiwa uchini (I have the peace of Jesus in my heart). Mitsuru Ishido wrote this song to encourage Nasu Keiko, a fellow Mennonite church member who was sewing masks to donate to... more/más/suite

Building paths with those who are different

The ecumenical imperative comes from Jesus’ prayer during the passion vigil in Gethsemane. There, by way of his prayer to God, he declared his irrevocable commitment and will that Christians love one another. Jesus pleaded that his disciples “may... more/más/suite

Grace at the heart of our witness

Early Anabaptists left or were expelled from monasteries and congregations of the Roman Catholic church. But Anabaptists retained this very monastic ideal: that it is possible – essential – for Christians to take seriously the Sermon on the Mount (... more/más/suite

Jesus' credibility

The way we relate with other churches has a direct impact in our missional witness. That is one reason, among many others, why Mennonite World Conference engages churches of other Christian traditions in dialogue. The credibility of Jesus is more... more/más/suite

Peaceful waters: the Mennonite church in the Caribbean

Beginning in the 1940s, Anabaptism was introduced to the Caribbean by American Mennonite missionaries. Today Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico have national Mennonite churches belonging to MWC membership; Trinidad and Tobago’s four-... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – July 2020

Jean-Claude Ambeke is facing significant challenges as leader of the MB conferences in Angola – Igreja Evangelica dos Irmaos Menonitas en Angola (IEIMA). IEIMA is trying to raise funds to reopen the 17 churches that the government closed last year. more/más/suite

The blessing of an ecumenical team

Over the last year, Hong Kong has experienced one of the most difficult times in her history. In our churches, it has been difficult as well. A common question for people in our congregations is “What is the standpoint of the church?” Pastors have... more/más/suite