Stories

Peace, history, mission and care: new developments in MWC

Mennonite World Conference weaves a web of connections within the Anabaptist Mennonite family around the world through website, emails, social media, publishing and relations with other organizations. Here are some new connecting points. The Mission... more/más/suite

Dal se Dil tak: to the heart through soup

As an Indian living in Canada on MCC’s International Volunteer Exchange Program, I have made dal (lentil soup) a number of times. When I made it for the first time, I was little nervous, but it was requested again for different groups of people and... more/más/suite

A day peace and justice kissed

A local church in Colombia lives out peace Why won’t a country forgive? Why are there people who seem to prefer war? These are questions that disturb the soul and invite us to look for answers, not in the cold streets of the city, but the forgotten... more/más/suite

Joy in the Spirit

Songs, testimonies and biblical reflection celebrate the Holy Spirit at Renewal 2027 As a local band played “You are the most high God,” international guests from the global Anabaptist family swayed and sang at this year’s Renewal 2027 “The Holy... more/más/suite

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... more/más/suite

A supportive space: General Council fosters relationships

“Stand up if you are weary, worn down by the cares of ministry.” From Portuguese-speaking countries on either side of the ocean, a Brazilian pastor crossed to embrace an Angolan pastor who stood in response to the Deacons Commission’s calls to... more/más/suite

How it works: Emergency food distribution

In many parts of the area near Kibwezi, Kenya, I see corn that has dried up. Driving around, it’s hard to find any corn that people will be able to harvest this season. In February 2018, MCC’s partner Utooni Development Organization (UDO), which I... more/más/suite

Persecution past and present

Early Anabaptists in Augsburg, Germany, paid a high price for meeting at the large white house (left) in this picture. German Mennonite historian, theologian and peace activist Wolfgang Krauss retells the story to modern Anabaptists who toured... more/más/suite

The Holy Spirit transforming us

Bogotá, Colombia – Throughout the history of the Christian church, followers of Jesus have been transformed and renewed by the living presence of the Holy Spirit. We persevere with hope in the face of overwhelming challenges. Today, the churches in... more/más/suite

Sitshokuphi Sibanda: a pioneering church planter

Renewal 2027 testimony: historical profile Renewal 2027 is a 10-year series of events organized by Mennonite World Conference’s Faith and Life Commission to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement. This series... more/más/suite

Hội đồng Mennonite Thế giới cùng chia sẻ công tác cứu trợ với hội thánh

“Được phục vụ hội thánh Chúa là một trách nhiệm vô cùng to lớn nhưng cũng đầy ơn phước.” Một lãnh đạo của hội thánh phát biểu nhân chuyến thăm viếng. Hội thánh Tín Hữu Mennonite Peru (CPHM), phối hợp với Mennonite Central Committee, Hội truyền giáo... more/más/suite

Hội đồng Mennonite Thế giới cùng chia sẻ công tác cứu trợ với hội thánh

“Được phục vụ hội thánh Chúa là một trách nhiệm vô cùng to lớn nhưng cũng đầy ơn phước.” Một lãnh đạo của hội thánh phát biểu nhân chuyến thăm viếng. Hội thánh Tín Hữu Mennonite Peru (CPHM), phối hợp với Mennonite Central Committee, Hội truyền giáo... more/más/suite

Benni & Rianna: a GYS love story

Christian parents have long encouraged their sons and daughters to find a life partner at church activities. They have also encouraged their young adults to meet the global church through international experiences. Sometimes those situations overlap... more/más/suite

New MWC network to encourage, support and connect peacebuilders

Around the world, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) member churches act out the belief that the Spirit of Jesus empowers us to…become peacemakers who renounce violence, love our enemies, seek justice and share our possessions with those in need (MWC... more/más/suite

Transformed by the Holy Spirit to be witnesses of Jesus Christ

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... more/más/suite

Tình yêu thương giữa cảnh chiến tranh tại cộng hòa dân chủ Congo

Dành tình cảm cho những người dân đang sinh sống ở nước cộng hòa Congo xinh đẹp thì không có gì khó, nhưng để hiểu nguyên do của những cuộc tàn sát dã man đang xảy ra ở đất nước này, cụ thể là ở vùng Kasai, thì không dễ một chút nào. Tháng 12 năm... more/más/suite

Overcoming barriers and building empowerment

A testimony from Regional Representative Cynthia Peacock Boundaries, barriers, blocks, bridges and empowerment have been very real to me. Through the years, I have learned to face challenges and to grow stronger in mind and beliefs. The Christian... more/más/suite

Mennonites speak against nationalism

“Nationalism is on the rise in many parts of the world,” says Juerg Braeker, general secretary of Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz/Conférence mennonite suisse (the Swiss Mennonite church). “Mennonites, because of their view of the relationship... more/más/suite

Comfort food across the world

Recipe : Ugali “Ugali is a maize-meal bread-like food mostly eaten alongside chicken or beef stew, Kenyan kale and cabbage or sometimes eggs fried with onions and tomatoes. All you need to make it is water and flour, though some people use salt to... more/más/suite

Retired pastor still learning about Jesus and his people

“We have to go to school [with] Jesus,” says Erwin Cornelsen. The nearly 100-year-old retired pastor reads the Bible every day: “I’m still learning what Jesus has to teach me.” Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has always offered Cornelsen a view on... more/más/suite