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Peace amid the storms of life

“As followers of Jesus, we follow his example and work to bring peace in the midst of chaos." Member churches around the world celebrated Peace Sunday 2021 using Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Sunday worship resource: “Finding hope and healing... 閱讀全文

A broader fellowship

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... 閱讀全文

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.”閱讀全文

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... 閱讀全文

"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... 閱讀全文

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... 閱讀全文

Amnesty for Sangmin Lee

It was Tuesday, 31 December, the last day of the year 2019, when Sangmin Lee called me with excitement to report news of his amnesty. Early in 2014, Lee was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing, on the basis of his faith, to complete his... 閱讀全文

“A peace that passes all understanding”

Sermon notes for Peace Sunday Background to the Letter The Writer This is a profound letter written by Paul. Rarely do we take the time to think about the conditions under which this letter was written in Philippi, but it is important to analyze the... 閱讀全文

Lessons from the crossfire: Remaining faithful to God’s peace

Colombia is in the early stages of a peace process signed in late 2016 between the largest guerilla group and the national government. Even though many of us had high hopes that the peace agreements would bring a turnaround in the country’s history... 閱讀全文

帶來改變的和平之靈

如同一顆心臟有四個心房,世界大會的四個委員會在執事、信仰與生活、和平、與宣教四個領域,服事全球重洗派相關的眾教會。四個委員會為總議會提供諮詢、預備材料來協助會員教會、並裝備世界大會所屬各網絡或團契,為了共同的利益而一同事奉。以下是委員會從他們所著重的領域分享的信息。 Garcia Pedro Domingos 說,「如果我們是和平的教會,,我們也必須回應及幫助那些工作和經濟不穩定的人。」 Domingos 來自安果拉。他在和平委員會分享了他們國家的挑戰,... 閱讀全文

擁抱脆弱

一間更新的和平教會會呼籲彼此重新委身,即使在面對敵人時亦是如此。建立溝通的橋樑就解決了不合一的問題。若無關係、無連繫,和平便無法滋長。若我們想與不同信仰或文化背景者往來,這是最基本的。 面對多元信仰與文化的重大挑戰之一,是我們對他人先入為主的想法與假設,這使我們無法看見他人也是天父兒女的價值。這是與他們互動時須先克服的挑戰。 款待陌生人這德行在促成跨越宗教與文化藩籬的了解方面,扮演了關鍵角色,教會有責任為交流互動的提供空間。然而,教會也必須體現陌生者的靈性,成為賓客,取了脆弱者的位置,這樣,... 閱讀全文

上帝的教會與其和平使命

如同一顆心臟有四個心房,世界大會的四個委員會在執事、信仰與生活、和平、與宣教四個領域,服事全球重洗派相關的眾教會。四個委員會為總議會提供諮詢、預備材料來協助會員教會、並裝備世界大會所屬各網絡或團契,為了共同的利益而一同事奉。以下是委員會從他們所著重的領域分享的信息。 聖經中幾處簡明卻很有力的經文指導教會投入於它的和平、公義與和好的使命: 並且來傳和平的福音給你們遠處的人,也傳和平給那些近處的人 ,(以弗所2:17) 因他是我們的和平 (以弗所2:14) 又將勸人與他和好的使命賜給我們 (林後5... 閱讀全文

Peace Sunday 2016

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). In a world ravaged by violence, it is not easy to be a Peace Church – a church dedicated to the ways of Christ’s peace. These ways require much intentionality,... 閱讀全文

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference considers Peace Network

Bogotá, Colombia – Conrad Grebel University College hosted academics, practitioners, artists and church workers at the inaugural Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, 9–12 June 2016. In Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 203 people from 20... 閱讀全文

Being a Peace Church: How are we doing?

We estimate that there are 9,500 congregations throughout the world that are part of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) family. These congregations are found in every continent and in every imaginable context. This means that there are,... 閱讀全文

Recognizing our interconnectedness

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... 閱讀全文

JUST coffee in the Philippines

At one of the breakout sessions in MWC Assembly Gathered 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last July, former and present MWC workers exchanged coffee from their respective countries during their reunion. Unbeknownst to many, one special brand traded... 閱讀全文

Celebrating Peace Sunday: A call for people who sow peace in peace

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – September 21 marked the International Day of Peace – an event observed around the world with the hope that global citizens may renew their desire to work for peace. Mennonite World Conference and its member churches... 閱讀全文

Churches in Latin America call for prophetic peace witness

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities. In Colombia, Mennonite and... 閱讀全文

We Cry (A prayer of lament)

We cry with those whose lands are ravaged from war. We cry with those who, because of war and violence, have already lost their home. We cry with those who leave behind what they know in search of a better life for their children and families. We... 閱讀全文