Stories

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

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

Hurricanes wreak havoc in Central America

Climate impacts What resources on creation care would be most useful? The recently formed Creation Care Task Force (CCTF) of Mennonite World Conference asked this in a survey of Anabaptists around the world. Many respondents wanted to learn more... 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

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

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

Season of Creation – 2

God, Give us the power to trust each other and to choose the sustainable way that frees your creation from distress. Give us the power to share knowledge and to seek for sustainable solutions that allow future generations to live on Give us the... more/más/suite

Season of Creation 2020 – 1

Humility God of all the earth – Take us outside to your holy places. Take us out beyond our walls, Out where we can see our neighbours. Out past the garden With its ripe tomatoes and fat watermelons. Out where flowers bloom yellow and pink And sway... more/más/suite

MWC churches in action

Responses to climate change are growing in many MWC member congregations. Here are a few examples. In Ethiopia, congregations of Meserete Kristos Church (MKC) are taking part in the national government’s Green Legacy Challenge to plant 5 billion... more/más/suite

Task force tackles creation care challenge

As we follow Jesus, Mennonites value simplicity and responsible stewardship of the resources God gave us. At the Assembly in Pennsylvania in 2015, these convictions drove Mennonite World Conference organizers to give each participant a reusable... more/más/suite

Act before it’s too late

The man sits as he died 2 000 years ago, in a position that looks like weeping. Surrounding him are amphorae jugs used to import wine, olive oil and fish sauce that fed the huge appetite of Rome at the center of empire (Revelation 18). Somewhere an... more/más/suite

On climate: the global church needs to CHANGE

“The earth is the LORD’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers” (Psalm 24:1–2). “Climate change”: these two words often generate anxiety concerning the future... more/más/suite

At peace with the land

Is there a way to make a living without killing the environment? For a country that sees thousands of deaths every year due to exacerbated effects of super-typhoons, this is a major question. Lives have been claimed and billions worth of... more/más/suite

Taking action for your neighbourhood

There is a saying that you don’t know what you have until you lose it. I would add “or until you see the real and present danger that you could lose it.” Something similar happened to our natural resources. For a long time, we had accessible clean... more/más/suite

Churches together for climate justice

Cimate Justice Now!” “People Power!” “Keep it in the ground!” echoed through the corridors as I walked through the Blue Zone – the place where 197 member-states of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gathered in... more/más/suite

Creation care: a biblical mandate

At the beginning of this third millennium, humanity confronts serious ecological problems that threaten human life and all of creation. The consequences of global warming are perceptible in every country of the world: polluted air and water, serious... more/más/suite

MWC contributing carbon tax to global projects

MWC contributing carbon tax to global projects In recognition of the environmental impact of their global work, Mennonite World Conference staff and executive committee members are now imposing a simple surcharge on themselves for each mile that... more/más/suite