Stories

Jesus’ message of resilience and liberation

Reading: Matthew 5:3-20 In June 1981, our family moved to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where my parents were to teach in a Baptist seminary that wanted more Anabaptist input. We arrived at a particularly raucous point in Bolivian history. In July 1980, Luis... Xem thêm

Finding new ways to respond

Resilience in the face of the pandemic When we look back at what happened in the last two years all throughout the world, one could just offer a sigh. We were never prepared for this. Being locked down for several months in the Philippines forced us... Xem thêm

Peace with broken pieces

The power of resilience A Peace Sunday 2022 testimony “The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him” (Jeremiah 18:4). This theme has been discussed a lot recently,... Xem thêm

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – May 2022

Empowered by the Spirit The filling of God’s Spirit in our lives is reflected through both the maturing process by which we are transformed into Christ’s image and by the Spirit’s empowerment to proclaim Christ. The Spirit has come to testify about... Xem thêm

After Zoom, prayers carry on

Online Prayer Hour doesn’t end when the hour does. Not only do participants in Mennonite World Conference’s bimonthly prayer meeting continue for another 15 minutes – greeting each in other in a pandemonium of languages – they also carry prayers... Xem thêm

Place yourself as witness for peace

“How do we amplify voices? How do we nourish acts of resistance already in place?” These questions were raised during “Ubíquese,” a webinar from the Global Anabaptist Peace Network (GAPN). The webinar had two focal points: past and present... Xem thêm

Crossing climate barriers to Assembly

“This idea of the people of God being in all places is very real,” says Benjamin Isaak-Krauß, pastor of Frankfurt Mennonite Church. The half-decade Assemblies of Mennonite World Conference are an opportunity to experience this reality. But, as... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

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... Xem thêm

“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... Xem thêm

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,... Xem thêm

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – October 2021

Introducing the Global Family 日本メノナイトブレザレン教団 - Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyoudan: Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference Member Conference The Japan Mennonite Brethren Conference unites today 29 churches in Japan. In total, the Conference has... Xem thêm

God’s Wisdom and goodness

Perspective: United States Religious difference can bring people together Religion is personal; it expresses our way to be. Religio means “to bind,” so religions are meant to bring people together. To talk with other Christians (Protestant, Roman... Xem thêm

Ministry partner update: ICOMB – August 2021

50th Anniversary of the Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay (Mennonite Brethren Convention of Paraguay) This year, the Paraguayan conference Convención Hermanos Menonitas del Paraguay celebrated its 50th anniversary. Pastor Dario Ramírez,... Xem thêm

Together for dialogue

Perspective: Burkina Faso Testimony of Fabé Traoré’s relations with Muslims Born in a Muslim family in Samogohiri, I was a practicing Muslim before my conversion. Today I am a servant of God, commonly called a pastor and in charge of the local... Xem thêm