New MWC Website

To: MWC staff

From: Hansuli Gerber, Webmaster

Date: August 20, 2011

Subject: New MWC-CMM Website online


Dear friends and colleagues,

MWC's new Website is online under http://mwc-cmm.org. It's not fully furnished yet but it's operational and hopefully will serve its purpose well - for the time being!

You may have bookmarked the old site on your browser as mwc-cmm.org/en15. If that's the case simply edit your bookmark and delete /en15. Or create a new bookmark.

The old site is still available under http://oldsite.mwc-cmm.org/en15

Should you discover a problem on the new site, please let me know. And if you miss any content, I welcome a note. Alternatively, I'm happy to give editor or author access to those responsible for commissions or special areas, as is already the case for Young Anabaptists. You can take charge of your own content. 

Regarding languages, the new site does not have full multilingual implementation (yet). The primary reason for this is that we don't have resources to have much content translated. We simply add links for non-English versions of an article to the page concerned.

I'll be delighted if we can enlarge the circle of web editors - no training needed really, and adding or editing an article is easy.

This new site is actually an intermediary site as we are working with our web host on developing a new database and website that will be linked. The look and feel will remain the same, while of course we will make adjustments to make navigation easy and surfing smooth....

One last thing: do use the Search box, it works really well!

If you have any questions or suggestions please let me know. 

Thanks and best wishes

Officers and Executive Committee



President: Danisa Ndlovu, ZIMBABWE

Vice President: Janet Plenert, CANADA

General Secretary: César Garcia, COLOMBIA

Treasurer: Ernst Bergen, PARAGUAY


Executive Committee

An Executive Committee is elected from the General Council and meets annually. Two members from each continent are elected from the Council; a president and vice-president are also elected from the Council. The treasurer and general secretary are also members of the Executive Committee.


Sisca Mawangu Ibanda, DEM. REP. OF CONGO

Thuma Hamukang'andu, ZAMBIA


Markus Rediger, SWITZERLAND

Rainer Burkart, GERMANY


Prem Prakash Bagh, INDIA


North America

Iris de León-Hartshorn, USA

Ron Penner, CANADA


Caribbean, Central and South America

Edgardo Sanchez, ARGENTINA

Sandra Campos Cruz, COSTA RICA


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Note: For all contributions online 3.9% is taken from Canada Helps and 2.3% for Network for Good.

Thank you!

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By the grace of God, we seek to live and proclaim the good news of reconciliation in Jesus Christ. As part of the one body of Christ at all times and places, we hold the following to be central to our belief and practice:

God is known to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Creator who seeks to restore fallen humanity by calling a people to be faithful in fellowship, worship, service and witness.

Jesus is the Son of God. Through his life and teachings, his cross and resurrection, he showed us how to be faithful disciples, redeemed the world, and offers eternal life.

As a church, we are a community of those whom God's Spirit calls to turn from sin,acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, receive baptism upon confession of faith, and follow Christ in life.

As a faith community, we accept the Bible as our authority for faith and life, interpreting it together under Holy Spirit guidance, in the light of Jesus Christ to discern God's will for our obedience.

The Spirit of Jesus empowers us to trust God in all areas of life so we become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice, and share our possessions with those in need.

We gather regularly to worship, to celebrate the Lord's Supper, and to hear the Word of God in a spirit of mutual accountability.

As a world-wide community of faith and life we transcend boundaries of nationality, race, class, gender and language. We seek to live in the world without conforming to the powers of evil, witnessing to God's grace by serving others, caring for creation, and inviting all people to know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

In these convictions we draw inspiration from Anabaptist forebears of the 16th century, who modeled radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. We seek to walk in his name by the power of the Holy Spirit, as we confidently await Christ's return and the final fulfillment of God's kingdom.

Adopted by Mennonite World Conference 
General Council
March 15, 2006

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