Creation care and baptism report approved at Executive Committee meetings

Mennonite World Conference will appoint a creation care task force to raise awareness and propose actions for our global church family. The task force will work in closely with the four MWC commissions.

Church in times of Coronavirus

An Easter Letter

Dear sisters and brothers in the Global Anabaptist family of the MWC,

We greet you in the name of our Risen Lord! Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!

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“These is an extraordinary time we are living in, but we remain confident that Jesus Christ is our hope, no matter what life brings,” says MWC general secretary César García.

Spaghetti and chopsticks: Mutual transformation in YAMEN

This story was written in February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic became a worldwide threat. As of April 2020, Minear Mak is still serving in her YAMEN assignment, remaining in close contact with MCC and MWC administrators as health and government guidelines continue to change. Some YAMEN participants have returned home early from their assignments, but many remain in service.

Year-old West African church plants three others

“Yahweh, Yahweh!” Jubilant singing ricocheted off the stucco walls of the Bissau-Guinean Mennonite meetinghouse. Participants at the annual conference of Mennonite Church West Africa (MCWA) celebrated the growing interest of Christocentric theology throughout the region 26–30 December 2019.

Call to prayer for the human family

During the plague that ravaged third-century Alexandria, Bishop Cyprian tirelessly served the suffering with calm assurance that Christians find hope in Jesus Christ whether they live or die. Today, in a time of pandemic, Christian communions around the world are calling their members to take action through prayer.

Passion for service: meet Shirley Redekop

“Even with all our diversity of culture, language and practice, our Anabaptist theology draws us together as a family of faith through Christ’s love and sacrifice for us,” says Shirley Redekop.

She begins a half-time role as MWC chief development officer 23 March 2020.

Do not fear: prayers for COVID-19

With Coronavirus (COVID-19) unsettling the global human family, Mennonite World Conference leaders put confidence in the living God who says, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you” (Isaiah 41:10).

God’s call for our church and mission

“The church will slow down the work of Mennonite Central Committee,” someone told me at the 2008 MCC New Wine, New Wineskins consultative meeting in Winnipeg. “If we want to be a more effective NGO, we need to act independently from the church,” he continued.

Renewal 2027 and Executive Committee meetings in B.C. cancelled

With the World Health Organization deliberating use of the word “pandemic” to describe global infection from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mennonite World Conference leadership decided to cancel the March Renewal 2027 public event and April Executive Committee meetings.