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Scholars connect and grow

“If there’s something scholarly happening, we want to know about it!” says Kyle Gingrich Hiebert, co-coordinator of the Anabaptist Mennonite Scholars Network (AMSN). The Anabaptist Mennonite Scholars Network connects students and professors within a... more/más/suite

Strengthening the arms of response

“In the midst of the pandemic, the sense of sharing and communion between faith communities, churches and Anabaptist institutions has grown,” says Willi Hugo Perez, Mennonite World Conference regional representative for Latin America – Central. At... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – January 2022

Introducing the Global Family:  Maschayaktyn Jamatty (Disciples of Christ) – Kyrgyzstan ICOMB emerging conference Our Mennonite history in this country goes back to the 19th Century. After World War II, Kyrgyzstan became a place of refuge for many... more/más/suite

In memoriam: Joren Basumata (1948–2021)

Join us in prayer and gratitude for a national church leader who has also served the global family through MWC. Joren Basumata of BJCPM India died 15 October 2021 at 73. He served the local church as pastor of Emmanuel Chapel Bengali and Tollygunge... more/más/suite

How do churches practice creation care?

Our previous stories from the global survey shows that 1) Mennonite-Anabaptist congregations around the world are being impacted by environmental issues such as climate change in diverse ways, 2) are feeling anxious and sad due to those impacts, and... more/más/suite

MWC update – December 2021

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. Stephanie... more/más/suite

Peace amid the storms of life

“As followers of Jesus, we follow his example and work to bring peace in the midst of chaos." Member churches around the world celebrated Peace Sunday 2021 using Mennonite World Conference’s Peace Sunday worship resource: “Finding hope and healing... more/más/suite

Assembly tours in Indonesia 2022

How lifelong relationships become real Assembly tours have something for everyone! an adventurous bicycle ride across a rural rice field a deep dive into Indonesia's Mennonite church history as told in John D. Roth’s new book A Cloud of Witnesses... more/más/suite

Registration for MWC Assembly opens for online participation

Starting 24 December 2021, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is accepting registration for online participants for Indonesia 2022 through its registration site: indonesia2022.mwc-cmm.org “Assembly will focus on accepting online registration first,... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – December 2021

Introducing the ICOMB Global Family Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Mennonitischen Brüdergemeinden Deutschland (AMBD) – Germany ICOMB Member Conference AMBD is one of the three Conferences in Germany, and it unites 13 congregations and 1568 members. Far... more/más/suite

Are our churches and leaders engaged with creation care?

“In Germany environmental care has been on the public agenda already for a very long time, making it a part of our church’s collective conscience for a while. We are trying different ways to make good on the belief that we are to be God’s stewards... more/más/suite

“We don’t live by fear”

Mennonites stand in the breach through prayer “And I sought for anyone among them who would repair the wall and stand in the breach before me on behalf of the land,” writes the prophet Ezekiel (22:30). On 19 November 2021, more than 110 members of... more/más/suite

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... more/más/suite

When the wicked prosper

Take refuge in the Lord This devotional is inspired by the question “What now?” as church leaders assess the changes that have come about due to COVID-19. Psalm 73 reflects the understandable frustration when the expectations of Psalm 1 do not pan... more/más/suite

Life-changing indeed!

Assembly team reflects on why they keep coming back for more Many people serving the Mennonite World Conference today started as participants or delegates to its six-yearly Assembly. Here, Assembly staff members share how Assembly transformed their... more/más/suite

Mustard-seed faith that moves mountains

“For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20) In July 2009, leaders from the three Indonesian... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – November 2021

Introducing the Global Family: Kapatirang Menonita Ng Pilipinas Incorporated – Philippines Emerging Conference Kapatirang Menonita Ng Pilipinas Incorporated or Mennonite Brethren of the Philippines is an Emerging Conference in partnership with ICOMB... more/más/suite

“God’s time was perfect”

“When I first signed up for the program, I never thought a pandemic would happen,” says Elda Antonio Garcia, a YAMENer from Mexico. “Now that I am living in the midst of it, instead of seeing it as a challenge, I see it as a blessing…. It is... more/más/suite

How does climate change intersect with other community challenges?

“The majority of our members do not have jobs; survival is very difficult.” Leontina Mahamba, Paroisse Alegria de Malanje, igreja Comunidade Menonita em Angola “Mental illness is the major factor keeping the people we encounter homeless. Heat,... more/más/suite

Many languages, but one in Christ

“The [MWC] logo always reminds me that the whole world is one in Christ despite the many languages,” says Donna Ndlovu. She hosted a couple from India in her home during the 2003 Assembly in Zimbabwe. The simple Mennonite World Conference logo wraps... more/más/suite