Stories

Renewal through dialogue

Pandemic and racism loom large in the Americas and in many parts of the world today. Those scourges also were rampant 500 years ago when Anabaptism emerged. Racism fueled European conquests in North and South America, and settlers brought diseases... more/más/suite

Ministerial credentials terminated

Mennonite Church Canada, Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite World Conference have received news from Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) of the termination of the ministerial credentials of John D. Rempel of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., due to... more/más/suite

Crossing barriers to connect deeply

Technology has cut the distance that has separated us during the pandemic times when we could not meet in person. Even though technology is able to bring us closer, it does not guarantee that we are truly connected and intertwined with one another... more/más/suite

MWC financial update 2020

You make a difference in our Global Anabaptist community when you contribute to the ministry of MWC. We thank you: national member churches, local congregations and individuals. Designated funds are used to carry out specific ministries; this year,... more/más/suite

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday worship materials

Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday is an opportunity to remind our communities of faith that we are all part of one body made up of many tribes, languages and nations (Revelation 7:9). Each year, we encourage Anabaptist-related churches across the... more/más/suite

Fearless and prudent

Our churches in this time The 12 MWC regional representatives gather online every quarter to reflect on the struggles and joys of the Anabaptist churches in their regions. In our latest gathering, they shared the burdens and creative resilience they... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 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

Receptive ecumenism

Becoming vulnerable to the other There is a moment when everything changes among the students who take the Mission and Ecumenism course at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The student composition of this compulsory course is quite... more/más/suite

A willingness to listen

Victims and FARC dialogue “Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet… Righteousness will go before him,” (Psalm 85:10,13). The people of Iglesia Cristiana Menonita de Colombia believe in this vision of justice and reconciliation even when it is hard... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 7

Psalm 19 The heavens are telling the glory of God; the firmament proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard; yet their voice goes... more/más/suite

Go into the community

Anabaptist health network responds to COVID-19 “We are bound together as a community not only through this global pandemic, but through our faith,” says Rick Stiffney, steering committee member of the Global Anabaptist Health Network. The Global... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 6

A prayer for frugal life Holy One, Our world is overtaken by our greed for more goods than we need. We confess our rapacious consumption, obsession with winning, and our undercutting and isolating of the most vulnerable among us. Renewing Spirit,... more/más/suite

New partnership enables global access to Anabaptist theological education

Mennonite World Conference and AMBS enter partnership in “sharing of gifts” Mennonites around the globe yearn for Anabaptist theological education, identity formation and leadership development, but attending an Anabaptist-related college,... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 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

Can preaching bring peace?

The Menno Simons Sermon Prize was established by Dr. h.c. Annelie Kümpers-Greve (1946-2017), member of Hamburg-Altona Mennonite congregation in Germany, in 2008 on her conviction about the spoken word. Each year, the Centre for Peace Church Theology... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 4

Prayer during a time of threat We live in a world of great beauty, but also in a world under threat. Lord, we come to you in our fragility, trusting in your loving care and providence. Please receive our prayers… for those impacted by and living in... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 5

God of creation We come to you this season recognizing that you are the creator, and we open our eyes to the beauty that fills the creatures, the land, the air and the water. You are creator not only of humankind, but of all that graces this planet... more/más/suite

Season of Creation – 3

Children, don’t be intimidated Written from a maternal instinct, this lament presents a mother in a rural kitchen preparing porridge for her children. Bantwana lingatshotshobali Isihlahla soxakuxaku asisanunkuli, Ibhokola emasimini alisabonakali,... more/más/suite

Global team, one focus: planning Assembly 17 in Indonesia

New staff have begun serving Mennonite World Conference to prepare for the global gathering Assembly 17, now postponed to 5-10 July 2022 in Semarang, Indonesia. more/más/suite

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.” more/más/suite