Stories

Worship that transcends physical boundaries

The auditorium, filled with thouands of worshippers, tuned in intently as Debora Prabu broke the silence with an a cappella solo of Oh, Prince of Peace , a pentatonic hymn in the Javanese language written by Saptojoadi of Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa... more/más/suite

4 rituals to mark the pandemic year

“Worship is a series of actions: gathering, praising, reconciling, praying,” says Katie Graber, co-director of Anabaptist Worship Network. Music, bodily movements, lighting candles, writing prayers can be used as part of rituals for worship to help... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – June 2021

The church in Lithuania Artūras Rulinskas, leader of Laisvųjų Krikščionių Bažnyčia (Free Christian Church), the MB conference in Lithuania, asks the Global Family to pray for Lithuania according to Psalm 22:22-31. Worship ( I will declare your name... more/más/suite

Feeding the multitude

From banquet to disaster relief In 2008, Jemaat Kristen Indonesia (JKI)’s senior pastor’s vision for feeding the multitude came into reality with the establishment of Rojo Pawon. Today, it is a thriving venture that serves a wide range of clientele... more/más/suite

God works in digital ways

Executive committee meets online “The growth of digital platforms has increased the awareness of what our MWC family is doing during the pandemic,” says Carlos Martínez García, Executive Committee member for Latin America and the Caribbean. “I... more/más/suite

5 lessons from the pandemic

During times of uncertainty, it is normal to be filled with doubt, fear and panic. Remember when Jesus called Peter out onto the water: Peter took a few steps, but as soon as he looked at his circumstances, he was filled with doubt, fear and panic... more/más/suite

A pastoral letter to Anabaptist-Mennonites of Colombia

Beloved sisters and brothers: The world is watching as forces of domination seek to silence peaceful calls for reform in your country. God, too, is watching, and will bring oppressors to account. God delivers the needy when they call, the poor and... more/más/suite

A sacrificial call to mission

“Transforming our thoughts from entitlement to sacrifice is a timeless challenge we face in Christian maturity,” says D Berg, a long-term worker with Multiply, the Mennonite Brethren mission agency. “Each church should consider the sacrifice they... more/más/suite

Called to care, equipped to serve

How YAMEN put this doctor on the path she’d always hoped for Dr. Ela Castro always knew she wanted to spend her life serving those in need. By all outward appearances, this is what she was doing. She’d studied for years to earn her medical degree... more/más/suite

The messiness of actual life

Perspectives: Germany Interreligious work in Berlin, Germany Followers of other religious paths are often called “strangers,” but living in Berlin, Germany, that never feels right. Of course, “their” lives are in some sense strange to “us,”... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – May 2021

The church in Japan Takao Sugi, leader of the Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan, the MB conference in Japan, invites prayer for the church in Japan. The churches continue to gather, with safety precautions in place. They now hold multiple services in... more/más/suite

A pastoral letter to Anabaptist-Mennonites of India

Dear sisters and brothers: Mennonites around the world watch with anguish as India suffers a devastating wave of pandemic sickness and death. We grieve, and your pain reaches the whole body of Christ. “The cords of death encompassed me,” the... more/más/suite

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – April 2021

Multiply A new Multiply board was installed at the end of 2020, led by chair David MacLean. After 5 months of prayer and research, the board has announced a General Director search, with an application deadline of 28 May 2021. For more information,... more/más/suite

Feeding relationships

How can an international organization sustain its work of connecting leaders around the world? One lunch at a time. The cost of one lunch in your local area can support unity in the global Anabaptist Mennonite family. You can give your contributions... more/más/suite

Play rewrites story of violence

Have you ever wished you could stop and “re-play” your words and reactions? In Theatre of the Beat ’s (TOTB) current production, Unmute , you can do that. Responding to a problem exacerbated by pandemic lockdowns, Unmute addresses intimate partner... more/más/suite

Caring for our brothers and sisters

To the Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the globe Peace and grace from your brothers and sisters gathered around Global Anabaptist Health Network, The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption, pain, and loss. We mourn... more/más/suite

Renewal 2021

As we look ahead to the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement, the Faith and Life Commission will host webinars in June 2021 focused on baptism. The interactive webinars will provide teaching and offer opportunity for... more/más/suite

A pastoral letter to the church in Myanmar

Sisters and brothers of the Christian church in Myanmar: the global Anabaptist-Mennonite church is praying for you. We hear your accounts of military forces torturing and killing peaceful protesters, raiding houses and destroying property. We see... more/más/suite

Changes for the MWC team

Mennonite World Conference welcomes new faces and finds familiar ones in new places. MWC is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanette Bissoon as Chief Operations Officer. She takes on the task from Len Rempel who is moving into a pastorate... more/más/suite

Accountant adds friends in global church

It was 10 years ago this past January when Mennonite World Conference announced my appointment as Chief Operations Officer. I quickly received emails from several countries including Paraguay and Zimbabwe. People whom I had not yet met... more/más/suite