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A pastoral letter for the healing of Haiti

Beloved sisters and brothers: Let us join in prayer for peace and stability in Haiti! The island nation is reeling after the assassination of its president in July, a devastating earthquake in August, and ongoing effects from the coronavirus... more/más/suite

Ongoing conflict cuts off congregations

“MKC has been trying to help MKC members who were seriously affected in parts of Ethiopia that are not currently under the Tigray People’s Liberation Front,” says Desalegn Abebe, president of the Mennonite church in Ethiopia, Meserete Kristos Church... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2021

Introducing the Global Family 日本メノナイトブレザレン教団 - Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyoudan: Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference Member Conference The Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference unites today 29 churches in Japan. In total, the Conference has... more/más/suite

More than greeters

Training begins for Indonesia 2022 volunteers With only ten more months to prepare and gathering limitations still in place, Assembly’s national planning committee presses on training volunteers virtually. In May 2021, the committee coached 60... more/más/suite

A biblical foundation to stand on

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... more/más/suite

How do environmental problems make people feel?

(...and why does that matter?) “It makes me so sad to see the consequences of environmental damage all across the globe. We have not been good stewards of God 's creation; we have destroyed it rather. It makes me feel guilty to be part of the... more/más/suite

MWC luncurkan “Ambassador Kit" bagi gereja untuk mempromosikan Temu Raya 2022 di Indonesia

Dengan terbatasnya kesempatan bepergian karena pandemi COVID-19, representatif Mennonite World Conference (MWC) dan panitia Temu Raya mencari jalan lain untuk mempublikasikan Indonesia 2022, yang akan menjadi Temu Raya global hibrid pertama bagi MWC... more/más/suite

Safe space in light of COVID-19

*These suggestions come from a North American pastor; in other cultural contexts, variations on practices will exist. See below for comments from around the world. On a cold wintry night in the middle of February around a decade ago, I arranged five... more/más/suite

Only God could turn disaster into ministry

Thousands stream into Holy Stadium: Mennonite congregation sponsors vaccination clinic more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – September 2021

Introducing the Global Family Bund evangelischer Freikirchen (Taufgesinnte Gemeinden) – Germany Member Conference The Bund evangelischer Freikirchen (Taufgesinnte Gemeinden) , is a growing working group of independent churches. The Conference was... more/más/suite

In Memoriam: Ambrocio Ladiana Porcincula (1939-2021)

Ambrocio Porcincula, general council delegate to Mennonite World Conference, died 8 August 2021 at 82 after suffering a stroke. He served MWC as a representative of Asia on the Executive Committee in the late 1990s and represented Integrated... more/más/suite

How environmental crises impact church communities

“These repercussions had a negative impact in my personal life and that of other members of our congregation, because they accentuated the already existing level of poverty in the church. The explosion in the price of food products disrupted... more/más/suite

A pastoral letter to Anabaptist-Mennonites in India

Dear Anabaptist sisters and brothers: This letter is a call for the church around the world to join in prayer for Christians and other minority groups who are harassed and threatened in India, especially in rural areas. With tacit support from... more/más/suite

MWC update

The relationships in Mennonite World Conference are always growing. From the member churches that make up MWC to the emerging networks linking church-supported agencies, MWC facilitates connections between Anabaptist organizations. The Executive... more/más/suite

Assembly team drawing lessons from the Olympics

Despite grave concerns, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics took place in 2021 and gave the world memorable stories of togetherness. From high jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar) and Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy) agreeing to end the jump-off and share the gold medal... more/más/suite

Love neighbours: share vaccines

In Tanzania – home to 66 744 baptized members of Kanisa la Mennonite Tanzania – less than one percent of the population has received vaccination protection against COVID-19. Mennonite World Conference is calling on its members around the world to... more/más/suite

Bimonthly prayer unites across language and location

Despite a two-day headache and recovery from a COVID-19 infection, Madhur Lakra logged on at 19:30 local time to pray. He not only participated in but led a Hindi prayer room for MWC’s bimonthly online prayer hour in July. After a large group... more/más/suite

God’s Wisdom and goodness

Perspective: United States Religious difference can bring people together Religion is personal; it expresses our way to be. Religio means “to bind,” so religions are meant to bring people together. To talk with other Christians (Protestant, Roman... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2021

50th Anniversary of the Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay (Mennonite Brethren Convention of Paraguay) This year, the Paraguayan conference Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay celebrated its 50th anniversary. Pastor Dario Ramírez,... more/más/suite

Politics matters

What Is God’s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like? A book on Anabaptism and politics by Mennonite World Conference general secretary César García. more/más/suite