Stories

“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

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – June 2020

Since March 2020, all Mennonite Brethren communities around the world have been affected to some extent by the pandemic. This affected our ICOMB work and especially our annual Summit. With all the frustration of not being able to meet in person, we... more/más/suite

Will there be another Assembly miracle?

Did you know that a pandemic has preceded three consecutive Mennonite World Conference Assemblies in the Global South? For Zimbabwe in 2003, it was SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). For Paraguay in 2009, in was H1N1 (also known as Swine Flu... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – May 2020

Circumstances changed here in Germany during the last weeks of the COVID19 crises: In health, socially, relationally and economically. more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – April 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

हम सब अद्भुत रीति से सृजे गए हैं

मेनोनाइट सेन्ट्रल कमेटी के राहत कार्य के अन्तर्गत स्वास्थ सेवा के उद्देश्य से मेनोनाइट लोग 1948 में ताइवान आए, परन्तु साथ ही, उन्हें स्थानीय तौर पर कलीसियाओं की स्थापना करने का भी बोझ था। more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – March 2020

21 फरवरी 2020 को, रूडी प्लेट्ट और इमरसन कारडोसो (आईकोम्ब अध्यक्ष) ने अन्य पाहुनों के साथ मिलकर मेनोनाइट ब्रदरन सेन्टेनरी बाइबल कॉलेज के दीक्षांत समारोह में भाग लिया। more/más/suite

Immigrants revitalize the church

Joji Pantoja reminds me of how immigrants spread the gospel in the early church. Like Lydia of Acts 16, Joji Pantoja is an international businesswoman and chair of the MWC Peace Commission. Born in the Philippines, she moved to Canada in 1986, then... more/más/suite

परमेश्वर की सवारीगाड़ी के लिए इंधन

“तेरे हाथ में क्या है?” निर्गमन 4ः2 में परमेश्वर ने मूसा से पूछा। मूसा को निश्चय नहीं था कि जो उसके हाथ में है, वह इतना पर्याप्त नहीं है कि परमेश्वर के काम आए। इसी तरह से, हम भी बहाने बनाने लगते हैं, जब देने के माध्यम से परमेश्वर की सेवा करने का... more/más/suite

United by grace for 40 years

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 Église Évangélique Mennonite du Burkina Faso (evangelical Mennonite church of Burkina Faso) In the spirit of this... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – February 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

Our God is a restorer

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

Foreigners on a pilgrimage

Mass migration is a concern for many countries today: it is part of both the history and the present of Anabaptist-Mennonites. We have been both those who are migrating and those who are welcoming neighbours to a new home. At Justice on the Journey... more/más/suite

कैसाई क्षेत्र के बेघर लोगों की सहायता करने वाली एक बहन

वर्ष 2016 के मध्य से लेकर 2017 तक सशस्त्र संघर्ष के कारण कैसाई क्षेत्र तहस नहस हो गया। नगर सैनिकों का एक विद्रोही समूह कामुइना न्सापु नामक एक पारम्परिक मुखिया के नेतृत्व में केन्द्र सरकार से लड़ने के लिए एकत्रित हो गया। उन्होंने सुरक्षाबलों की... more/más/suite