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More than greeters

Training begins for Indonesia 2022 volunteers With only ten more months to prepare and gathering limitations still in place, Assembly’s national planning committee presses on training volunteers virtually. In May 2021, the committee coached 60... more/más/suite

A biblical foundation to stand on

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

How do environmental problems make people feel?

(...and why does that matter?) “It makes me so sad to see the consequences of environmental damage all across the globe. We have not been good stewards of God 's creation; we have destroyed it rather. It makes me feel guilty to be part of the... more/más/suite

MWC launches “Ambassador Kit” for churches to promote Indonesia 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we travel, Mennonite World Conference representatives and Assembly team seek new ways to bring awareness and excitement for Indonesia 2022, which will be MWC’s first hybrid global assembly. With Assembly 17... more/más/suite

Safe space in light of COVID-19

*These suggestions come from a North American pastor; in other cultural contexts, variations on practices will exist. See below for comments from around the world. On a cold wintry night in the middle of February around a decade ago, I arranged five... more/más/suite

Only God could turn disaster into ministry

Thousands stream into Holy Stadium: Mennonite congregation sponsors vaccination clinic more/más/suite

Atualização de Oração do ICOMB – Setembro 2021

Apresentando a Família Global Bund evangelischer Freikirchen (Taufgesinnte Gemeinden) – Alemanha Conferência Membro O Bund evangelischer Freikirchen (Taufgesinnte Gemeinden) é um grupo de trabalho crescente de igrejas independentes. A Conferência... more/más/suite

In Memoriam: Ambrocio Ladiana Porcincula (1939-2021)

Ambrocio Porcincula, general council delegate to Mennonite World Conference, died 8 August 2021 at 82 after suffering a stroke. He served MWC as a representative of Asia on the Executive Committee in the late 1990s and represented Integrated... more/más/suite

How environmental crises impact church communities

“These repercussions had a negative impact in my personal life and that of other members of our congregation, because they accentuated the already existing level of poverty in the church. The explosion in the price of food products disrupted... more/más/suite

A pastoral letter to Anabaptist-Mennonites in India

Dear Anabaptist sisters and brothers: This letter is a call for the church around the world to join in prayer for Christians and other minority groups who are harassed and threatened in India, especially in rural areas. With tacit support from... more/más/suite

MWC update

The relationships in Mennonite World Conference are always growing. From the member churches that make up MWC to the emerging networks linking church-supported agencies, MWC facilitates connections between Anabaptist organizations. The Executive... more/más/suite

Assembly team drawing lessons from the Olympics

Despite grave concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics took place in 2021 and gave the world memorable stories of togetherness. From high jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) and Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) agreeing to end the jump-off and share the gold medal... more/más/suite

Love neighbours: share vaccines

In Tanzania – home to 66 744 baptized members of Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania – less than one percent of the population has received vaccination protection against COVID-19. Mennonite World Conference is calling on its members around the world to... more/más/suite

Bimonthly prayer unites across language and location

Despite a two-day headache and recovery from a COVID-19 infection, Madhur Lakra logged on at 19:30 local time to pray. He not only participated in but led a Hindi prayer room for MWC’s bimonthly online prayer hour in July. After a large group... more/más/suite

God’s Wisdom and goodness

Perspective: United States Religious difference can bring people together Religion is personal; it expresses our way to be. Religio means “to bind,” so religions are meant to bring people together. To talk with other Christians (Protestant, Roman... more/más/suite

Atualização do sócio do Ministério: ICOMB - Agosto 2021

50º aniversário da Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay (Convenção dos Irmãos Menonitas do Paraguai) Este ano, a Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay completou 50 anos. O Pastor Dario Ramírez, Presidente da conferência e representante do... more/más/suite

Politics matters

What Is God’s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like? A book on Anabaptism and politics by Mennonite World Conference general secretary César García. more/más/suite

7 ways to worship without singing

What can services look like without music? Mennonites express their unity and diversity through singing together. The coronavirus pandemic silenced many voices for the sake of public safety. As congregations cautiously welcome more people back into... more/más/suite

Revival in lockdown

“People in Africa have responded favourably to the gospel of Jesus and have always turned to God in the midst of adversity,” says Samukeliso Ndebele, a lay preacher, church elder and secretary of the BICC Harare District. Although COVID-19... more/más/suite

Anabaptist dialogues unite Latin America

As the pandemic closed church activities among others, three friends in three different countries started discussing and dreaming of ways to bring Anabaptists together while physically apart. Víctor Rey (from Chile, living in Ecuador), María Elena... more/más/suite