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7 ways to worship without singing

What can services look like without music? Mennonites express their unity and diversity through singing together. The coronavirus pandemic silenced many voices for the sake of public safety. As congregations cautiously welcome more people back into... more/más/suite

Revival in lockdown

“People in Africa have responded favourably to the gospel of Jesus and have always turned to God in the midst of adversity,” says Samukeliso Ndebele, a lay preacher, church elder and secretary of the BICC Harare District. Although COVID-19... more/más/suite

Anabaptist dialogues unite Latin America

As the pandemic closed church activities among others, three friends in three different countries started discussing and dreaming of ways to bring Anabaptists together while physically apart. Víctor Rey (from Chile, living in Ecuador), María Elena... more/más/suite

Mennonites in Myanmar face desperate situation

Amid mass protests, lethal military response and UN warnings of Myanmar becoming a “new Syria,” one Mennonite source in the country said. “We are in darkness, full of fear and with no hope for the future.” This story does not use the source’s name... more/más/suite

Worship that transcends physical boundaries

The auditorium, filled with thouands of worshippers, tuned in intently as Debora Prabu broke the silence with an a cappella solo of Oh, Prince of Peace , a pentatonic hymn in the Javanese language written by Saptojoadi of Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa... more/más/suite

4 rituals to mark the pandemic year

“Worship is a series of actions: gathering, praising, reconciling, praying,” says Katie Graber, co-director of Anabaptist Worship Network. Music, bodily movements, lighting candles, writing prayers can be used as part of rituals for worship to help... more/más/suite

Feeding the multitude

From banquet to disaster relief In 2008, Jemaat Kristen Indonesia (JKI)’s senior pastor’s vision for feeding the multitude came into reality with the establishment of Rojo Pawon. Today, it is a thriving venture that serves a wide range of clientele... more/más/suite

God works in digital ways

Executive committee meets online “The growth of digital platforms has increased the awareness of what our MWC family is doing during the pandemic,” says Carlos Martínez García, Executive Committee member for Latin America and the Caribbean. “I... more/más/suite

A sacrificial call to mission

“Transforming our thoughts from entitlement to sacrifice is a timeless challenge we face in Christian maturity,” says D Berg, a long-term worker with Multiply, the Mennonite Brethren mission agency. “Each church should consider the sacrifice they... more/más/suite

Called to care, equipped to serve

How YAMEN put this doctor on the path she’d always hoped for Dr. Ela Castro always knew she wanted to spend her life serving those in need. By all outward appearances, this is what she was doing. She’d studied for years to earn her medical degree... more/más/suite

Feeding relationships

How can an international organization sustain its work of connecting leaders around the world? One lunch at a time. The cost of one lunch in your local area can support unity in the global Anabaptist Mennonite family. You can give your contributions... more/más/suite

Play rewrites story of violence

Have you ever wished you could stop and “re-play” your words and reactions? In Theatre of the Beat ’s (TOTB) current production, Unmute , you can do that. Responding to a problem exacerbated by pandemic lockdowns, Unmute addresses intimate partner... more/más/suite

Caring for our brothers and sisters

To the Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the globe Peace and grace from your brothers and sisters gathered around Global Anabaptist Health Network, The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption, pain, and loss. We mourn... more/más/suite

Renewal 2021

As we look ahead to the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement, the Faith and Life Commission will host webinars in June 2021 focused on baptism. The interactive webinars will provide teaching and offer opportunity for... more/más/suite

Changes for the MWC team

Mennonite World Conference welcomes new faces and finds familiar ones in new places. MWC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanette Bissoon as Chief Operations Officer. She takes on the task from Len Rempel who is moving into a pastorate... more/más/suite

How to join the family

“Hello! How can I join you?” This question often comes through Mennonite World Conference’s social media accounts. But what does it mean to be a member of MWC? MWC exists to be a global community of faith in the Anabaptist tradition, to facilitate... more/más/suite

Former Courier editor dies

God opened doors for Uruguayan Mennonite Mennonite World Conference celebrates the life of Milka Rindzinski who served Courier/Correo/Courrier magazine 1992–2008 and attended every Assembly from Curitiba in 1972 to Harrisburg in 2015. Born in... more/más/suite

MWC joins ecumenical week of prayer one year into COVID-19 pandemic

With a year soon past since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of COVID-19 a global pandemic, Mennonite World Conference joins the World Evangelical Alliance, Salvation Army, Lutheran World Federation, World Vision and World... more/más/suite

MWC and Tanzania church mourn loss of bishop

Mennonite World Conference mourns with member church Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania on the death of Bishop Steven Mang’ana Watson on 4 March 2021 of pneumonia. He served the global family as Africa representative on the MWC Executive Committee since... more/más/suite

Assembly 17 in Indonesia available to more participants through hybrid format

Following the decision to offer the 2022 Assembly in Indonesia as a hybrid event, the Program Committee members and Assembly staff are now re-imagining the event and its additional online opportunities. “The goal remains the same: to give every... more/más/suite