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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... Lees meer

A broader fellowship

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... Lees meer

Een onophoudelijke eis

Zoals vele mennonieten koester ik de zestiende-eeuwse verhalen van het lijden van de wederdopers. Zoals vele spookt de gevaarlijke herinnering van de gekruisigde in mijn hoofd: ‘Neem je kruis op je, en volg mij.’ [Mat.26;24]Lees meer

Solidair met de Wayana in Frans-Guyana

Linia woont in Frans-Guyana, in een afgelegen plaats in het oerwoud, Taluene geheten, aan de Marowijne. Het voedsel in Linia’s gemeenschap is besmet door de goudwinning. Evenals andere inheemse volken wereldwijd heeft Linia’s volk geen... Lees meer

‘Vrede in mijn hart’

Esuno Kokoro uchini (Het hart van Jezus wordt in mijn hart weerspiegeld). Esuno Heiwa uchini (Ik heb de vrede van Jezus in mijn hart). Mitsuru Ishido schreef dit lied ter bemoediging van Nasu Keiko, een medelid van de doopsgezinde gemeente die... Lees meer

Solidariteit en onze onderlinge verbondenheid

Justo al escribir estas palabras, nuestro mundo está envuelto por varias luchas. En primer lugar, hemos sido oprimidos por una pandemia mundial que ha alterado cualquier sentido de normalidad que pudiéramos haber asumido. Nuestra segunda lucha es... Lees meer

Amnesty for Sangmin Lee

It was Tuesday, 31 December, the last day of the year 2019, when Sangmin Lee called me with excitement to report news of his amnesty. Early in 2014, Lee was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing, on the basis of his faith, to complete his... Lees meer

“A peace that passes all understanding”

Sermon notes for Peace Sunday Background to the Letter The Writer This is a profound letter written by Paul. Rarely do we take the time to think about the conditions under which this letter was written in Philippi, but it is important to analyze the... Lees meer

Lessons from the crossfire: Remaining faithful to God’s peace

Colombia is in the early stages of a peace process signed in late 2016 between the largest guerilla group and the national government. Even though many of us had high hopes that the peace agreements would bring a turnaround in the country’s history... Lees meer

A transforming Spirit of peace

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... Lees meer

Embracing vulnerability

A renewed peace church calls for renewed commitment to one another; even those who may be our enemies. Building bridges resolves disconnectedness. Without relationship and connectedness peace cannot flourish. This is essential if we want to relate... Lees meer

God’s church and its vocation for peace

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... Lees meer

Peace Sunday 2016

“Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:18). In a world ravaged by violence, it is not easy to be a Peace Church – a church dedicated to the ways of Christ’s peace. These ways require much intentionality,... Lees meer

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference considers Peace Network

Bogotá, Colombia – Conrad Grebel University College hosted academics, practitioners, artists and church workers at the inaugural Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, 9–12 June 2016. In Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 203 people from 20... Lees meer

Being a Peace Church: How are we doing?

We estimate that there are 9,500 congregations throughout the world that are part of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) family. These congregations are found in every continent and in every imaginable context. This means that there are,... Lees meer

Recognizing our interconnectedness

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... Lees meer

JUST coffee in the Philippines

At one of the breakout sessions in MWC Assembly Gathered 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, last July, former and present MWC workers exchanged coffee from their respective countries during their reunion. Unbeknownst to many, one special brand traded... Lees meer

Celebrating Peace Sunday: A call for people who sow peace in peace

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – September 21 marked the International Day of Peace – an event observed around the world with the hope that global citizens may renew their desire to work for peace. Mennonite World Conference and its member churches... Lees meer

Churches in Latin America call for prophetic peace witness

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – As Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches celebrated Peace Sunday on 20 September 2015, they also recognized the ways in which peace continues to be wanting in their communities. In Colombia, Mennonite and... Lees meer

We Cry (A prayer of lament)

We cry with those whose lands are ravaged from war. We cry with those who, because of war and violence, have already lost their home. We cry with those who leave behind what they know in search of a better life for their children and families. We... Lees meer