Stories

Fearless and prudent: Our churches in this time

The 12 MWC regional representatives gather online every quarter to reflect on the struggles and joys of the Anabaptist churches in their regions. In our latest gathering, they shared the burdens and creative resilience they see in churches in... more/más/suite

Following Jesus our hope in(to) the climate crisis

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

Renewal through dialogue

Pandemic and racism loom large in the Americas and in many parts of the world today. Those scourges also were rampant 500 years ago when Anabaptism emerged. Racism fueled European conquests in North and South America, and settlers brought diseases... more/más/suite

Fearless and prudent

Our churches in this time The 12 MWC regional representatives gather online every quarter to reflect on the struggles and joys of the Anabaptist churches in their regions. In our latest gathering, they shared the burdens and creative resilience they... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 7

Psalm 19 The heavens are telling the glory of God; the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 6

A prayer for frugal life Holy One, Our world is overtaken by our greed for more goods than we need. We confess our rapacious consumption, obsession with winning, and our undercutting and isolating of the most vulnerable among us. Renewing Spirit,... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 4

Prayer during a time of threat We live in a world of great beauty, but also in a world under threat. Lord, we come to you in our fragility, trusting in your loving care and providence. Please receive our prayers… for those impacted by and living in... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 5

God of creation We come to you this season recognizing that you are the creator, and we open our eyes to the beauty that fills the creatures, the land, the air and the water. You are creator not only of humankind, but of all that graces this planet... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 3

Children, don’t be intimidated Written from a maternal instinct, this lament presents a mother in a rural kitchen preparing porridge for her children. Bantwana lingatshotshobali Isihlahla soxakuxaku asisanunkuli, Ibhokola emasimini alisabonakali,... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 2

God, Give us the power to trust each other and to choose the sustainable way that frees your creation from distress. Give us the power to share knowledge and to seek for sustainable solutions that allow future generations to live on Give us the... more/más/suite

Season of Creation 2020 – 1

Humility God of all the earth – Take us outside to your holy places. Take us out beyond our walls, Out where we can see our neighbours. Out past the garden With its ripe tomatoes and fat watermelons. Out where flowers bloom yellow and pink And sway... more/más/suite

Solidarity and our interconnectedness

As I write these words, our world is embroiled in several struggles. First, we have been clutched by a global pandemic which has disrupted any sense of normalcy we may have assumed. Our second struggle is with overt expressions of deeply rooted... more/más/suite

God’s paintbrush of diversity

It does not happen often, but I am at a loss for words as cities across the United States burn, and as I have endured several weeks of seeing black bodies sacrificed in the name of order and discipline. I am torn between being an enraged black man... more/más/suite

Jesus Christ: Our Only Hope

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

People of Burkina Faso call for prayer

Terrorist attacks have displaced 700,000 in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Many in the country say what they most need is prayer. “Only God can help us find a solution; it will not come by military force,” a provincial governor at the city... more/más/suite

Jesus Christ: our hope

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

Act before it’s too late

The man sits as he died 2 000 years ago, in a position that looks like weeping. Surrounding him are amphorae jugs used to import wine, olive oil and fish sauce that fed the huge appetite of Rome at the center of empire (Revelation 18). Somewhere an... more/más/suite

Advent gifts: forgiveness and healing

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:2–3, ESV). Psalm 103 is David’s expression of his thankfulness to God. It is not just a casual expression. It comes... more/más/suite

Crossing cultural barriers in missions

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite

Pilgrims on a journey that transcends borders

Like the chambers of a heart, the four MWC commissions serve the global community of Anabaptist-related churches, in the areas of deacons, faith and life, peace, mission. Commissions prepare materials for consideration by the General Council, give... more/más/suite