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Theologians and laypeople study the Bible together

“The more a congregation gathers all kinds of readers to study and interpret Scripture together, the more equipped its members will be to identify their common values and mission,” says Malinda Berry. She is developing “Anabaptist Thriving... 続きを読む

Renewal: Awakening to a global family of faith

“Transformation in the Bible is always communal, not individual,” said César García at Renewal 2024 * in Curitiba, Brazil. It requires dialogue in the community, where diversity of position enables us to correct mistakes of the past to deepen our... 続きを読む

Executive Committee approves theological education and creation care grants

Continues shaping networks, adding membership and supporting learning and action in member churches Funding for theological education and carbon tax small grants was passed at the annual meeting of Mennonite World Conference's Executive Committee... 続きを読む

A pastoral letter for Anabaptist-Mennonites in Kenya

Beloved sisters and brothers: Our brothers and sisters in Kenya Mennonite Church have asked for prayer that the continuous rain in Kisumu County would subside. Weeks of heavier than usual rains for the season have wreaked havoc in many parts of East... 続きを読む

MKC promises memorable and inspirational Assembly

The MWC Assembly in Ethiopia in 2028 takes its first steps toward celebration with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and appointment of a national advisory council. From 11-17 January 2024, MWC leaders Liesa Unger (Chief... 続きを読む

In Memoriam: Reverend Bleise Nzamba (1957-2024)

Reverend Bleise Nzamba, legal represntative of Igreja da Comunidade Menonita em Angola (ICMA), died 30 March 2024. He served Mennonite World Conference on the General Council in Indonesia 2022 and Kenya 2018. Reverend Bleise Nzamba studied at Nyanga... 続きを読む

Power of prayer cannot be underestimated

“Those who are involved in humanitarian projects and pastoral care are familiar with loneliness, anhedonia, weakness, despondency, cynicism... But all this was washed away with water and wiped off with towels,” Denis Gorenkov, a Baptist pastor in... 続きを読む

Mennonite World Conference commemorates birth of Anabaptism in 2025

On 29 May 2025, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) will welcome guests from around the world to The Courage to Love: Anabaptism@500. The day-long celebration commemorates the birth of the Anabaptist movement in Zurich, Switzerland. Following workshops... 続きを読む

MWC mourns with our brothers and sisters in Myanmar

Our Mennonite World Conference siblings from Myanmar have asked for the prayers of our global communion. They write: Our country's civil war has been ongoing for more than three years. The death toll is rising every day. More than half of the... 続きを読む

Zurich 2025 builds bridge to reconciliation

“We have walked a long way as Anabaptist-Mennonites; today we are learning to be bridge builders,” says Jürg Bräker, general secretary of Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz/Conférence mennonite suisse. “The Courage to Love” is a public,... 続きを読む

Gathering of world communions focuses on God’s work

The Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions met at the Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches at Bossey, Switzerland, from 30 October-3 November 2023. To foster mutual understanding and familiarize participants with... 続きを読む

In Memoriam: John A. Lapp (1933-2023)

Mennonite World Conference mourns the loss of John A. Lapp, who died on Tuesday, 7 December 2023, at 90 years of age. John A. Lapp was coordinator and co-editor of MWC’s Global Mennonite History Series. From 1997 to 2012, he and C. Arnold Snyder... 続きを読む

MWC calls for global energy transition

Earth in all its diversity, vitality and abundance is a gift that has been overshadowed by neglect, exploitation and unsustainable consumption. Anabaptist values, by contrast, call for stewardship (thoughtful care-taking), simplicity and the dignity... 続きを読む

“We start with what we have”

“The way to address inequality is treating people differently – not the same,” says Arli Klassen, MWC regional representatives coordinator. Mennonite World Conference is an organization made of members. However, financial resources vary widely... 続きを読む

In Memoriam: Charles Christano (1939-2023)

He gave himself as our mentor Rev. Charles Christano, Mennonite World Conference (MWC) president from 1978 to 1984, and one of the cornerstone pastors of GKMI (Gereja Kristen Muria Indonesia church) in Indonesia, died Friday, 22 September 2023, at... 続きを読む

Building resilience in church members

Like many in Zimbabwe, Sukoluhle Ncube splits her time between the city where her family lives and works, and the rural community where they farm, 40 minutes away. “Most of the people have two homes,” Sukoluhle Ncube says. “In the town, you come and... 続きを読む

Anabaptists on the streets of Zurich

On 29 May 2025, Mennonite World Conference invites guests from around the world to gather in Zurich to commemorate this beginning. “Courage to love,” the theme for the event, will mark this history and celebrate what the movement has become today... 続きを読む

What can I do to address world hunger?

Mennonite World Conference is one of 14 Christian organizations joining hands with World Vision International in prayer and action against world hunger. The third annual Weekend of Prayer and Action Against Hunger (#WoPA2023) is observed 14-16... 続きを読む

A time to act

César García, general secretary of Mennonite World Conference, received the PAX Award from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on 28 April 2023. The PAX award honours people who lead exemplary lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in... 続きを読む

What about the children?

For the past two years, Meserete Kristos Church has been working with communities and local institutions to restore peace between warring ethnic groups in the Nono district of the West Shewa Zone of Oromia, Ethiopia. MKC facilitated different types... 続きを読む

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