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Call to prayer: DR Congo

“But you, O Lord, do not be far away!     O my help, come quickly to my aid!” Psalm 22:19 “We raise a cry of alarm to the different faithful members of the Mennonite church around the world,” writes Reverend Alphonse Kisubi Kassa, a leader of... 続きを読む

How can Christian values be embodied?

My encounters with Anabaptist-Mennonite brothers and sisters in South Korea shaped me. They demonstrate what it means to be a Christ follower. These believers transform their own trauma into a Christ-like life. They bear passion, peace, love and a... 続きを読む

God’s mission in Anabaptist communities

“The relationship of Anabaptism and mission is a hot topic, and the field continues to expand to include a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines emerging which attempt to integrate a vision that is both missional and faithful to the Anabaptist... 続きを読む

A school of love and service

“MWC was a school for me. It really helped me to know Anabaptist doctrine and understand how the church operates,” says Francisca Ibanda. Known around the world as “Maman Cisca”, Francisa Ibanda, along with Barbara Nkala, recently completed her... 続きを読む

Mesach Krisetya

Mesach Krisetya, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) president 1997-2003, died 30 September 2022. He was born in Jepara, Indonesia, 9 September 1939. A theologian, professor and academic administrator, author and counsellor, Mesach Krisetya was beloved... 続きを読む

A journey of understanding

It was with great anticipation that I went to attend a Brethren In Christ Church (BICC) conference in Mozambique, in July 2016. This was my first trip as a regional representative for Mennonite World Conference. It was held in a small town called... 続きを読む

Time to correct the page

“Indigenous solidarity hits the heart of what we do in the Philippines with Coffee for Peace,” says Joji Pantoja, chair of the Peace Commission (2015-2022). The Peace Commission drafted a Statement of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples that was... 続きを読む

Why have an Assembly?

Former MWC president Danisa Ndlovu (2003-2015) spoke with MWC about hosting the 2003 Assembly in Zimbabwe, his home country. This interview has been edited. “Circumstances tend not to favour expectations. You don’t choose what is happening at any... 続きを読む

An occasion for confession and transformation

A focus on history can easily shade into hero worship – a focus on earthly figures rather than on Jesus, “the founder and perfector of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Preserving historical memories can become a form of nostalgia, or a defense of the dead... 続きを読む

An Open Letter to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Rus

As Russia unleashes weapons upon Ukraine, we call on you as a Christian leader in Russia to speak and act boldly for the gospel of peace. Regardless of any rationale given for the attack upon Ukraine, this is an immoral action that Christians... 続きを読む

A pastoral letter regarding Ukraine

We call on Anabaptist-Mennonites around the world, and all who confess Christ as Lord, to join in praying for the peace of Ukraine. We grieve violence and we reject efforts by any nation to dominate another. We pray for leaders of Ukraine, Russia... 続きを読む

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in Ukraine

Dear Anabaptist-Mennonite Christians on all continents: This is a call to prayer for the peace of Ukraine, and for the well being of Anabaptist Christians living with the threat of a foreign military invasion. Hundreds of thousands of German-... 続きを読む

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in Burkina Faso

Beloved sisters and brothers: Anabaptist-Mennonite people on all continents, please join in praying for peace in Burkina Faso, where a military coup took place 24 January 2022. Remember especially MWC member church Eglise Evangélique Mennonite du... 続きを読む

Created in the beauty of climate

On 23 September 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the Intergovernmental Panel report on climate change was “a code red for humanity.” And yet Guterres was hopeful, saying “it is not too late to act to ensure that climate action... 続きを読む

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in British Columbia

Beloved sisters and brothers: Let us remember in prayer the people of British Columbia in western Canada. After a summer of heat waves and wildfires, a series of storms is battering the region, causing serious flooding and landslides. Thousands of... 続きを読む

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... 続きを読む

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... 続きを読む

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... 続きを読む

“We are with you”

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... 続きを読む

Is church online for good?

“We’re all going through the same storm but we’re not all in the same boat. Context is everything.” These words, spoken by a North American pastor, address the divergent responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many congregations in Canada and the... 続きを読む

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