Call for Workshops and Seminars

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Dear member churches, dear brothers and sisters,

Assembly 17 in Indonesia will be a hybrid event, meaning that we will meet in Indonesia, but participants can also join online.

For the Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2022 we are seeking workshops and seminars that challenge, inspire and unite the church as a global peace church for mission and faithful witness, strengthen skills and practices for ministry and witness and provide teaching and discussion on selected themes.

The theme for the Assembly is Following Jesus together across barriers.

Workshops can be held on the ground in Indonesia and/or online.

Some on-the-ground workshops will be streamed online. Some online workshops will be shown on-the-ground in Indonesia. Some online workshops will be for online participants. We are looking for topics and workshop leaders that reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of our global communion and are interactive, dynamic, and interesting to a broader audience.

In addition to theological and historical workshops, we are particularly interested in including cultural or creative workshops and stories of lived experience.

Completed application forms must be received by the MWC Program Committee by July 31, 2021 We encourage workshop leaders to submit their applications as soon as possible. Completed forms should be sent to or by mail to:

Estifanos Gedlu
PO Box: 1263 Code 1110
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Workshops are held in the afternoons of the four full days of the Assembly: Wednesday through Saturday, parallel with children's programs and excursions. There are two time slots: 13:30-15:00 and 15:30-17:00. Our available spaces host from 50 to 200 participants. It is also possible to request a space for the whole afternoon block (13:30-17:00) for a seminar or multiple time slots for a series.

Interpretation can be made available into English for workshops held in French, Spanish or Indonesian and into French, Spanish or Indonesian for workshops held in English. Only consecutive interpretation is available. Although we encourage workshop leaders to speak their native language, we are not able to offer translation into or from languages other than those mentioned above. Workshop organizers are welcome to organize their own translation into English.

Submitting an application form for a workshop is a request to the MWC Program Committee. The committee will make a selection of available workshops and may suggest changes before approval. The full workshop program is subject to approval by the MWC office. Workshop suggestions that the MWC office deem controversial will be considered, taking into account the parameters decided by the MWC General Council and Executive Committee in its 2018 and 2019 meetings.

Workshop and seminar leaders do not receive payment or travel cost compensation from MWC.

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