Mennonite World Conference

WCC acknowledges Mennonite churches’ work for peace

Isabel Apawo Phiri at the Mennonite World Conference Assembly
Contributions by Mennonites to the ecumenical movement were acknowledged with appreciation by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during her address at the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.

24 July 2015

Contributions by Mennonites to the ecumenical movement were acknowledged with appreciation by Dr Isabel Apawo Phiri, associate general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) during her address at the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference.

“The ecumenical family learns from your commitment to a theology of peace,” said Phiri, while addressing the assembly on 23 July, in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Kenyan Mennonites make history by writing it

Nine Kenyan delegates and three editors gathered together at the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi the last week in January. Their task: to proof the manuscript of a history of the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC), a Mennonite World Conference member church - writes Debbi DiGennaro.

Nine Kenyan delegates and three editors gathered together at the Mennonite Guest House in Nairobi the last week in January. Their task: to proof the manuscript of a history of the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC), a Mennonite World Conference member church - writes Debbi DiGennaro.

The idea for this book, chronicling KMC’s 50-year history, was birthed in 2003 at the Mennonite World Conference summit in Zimbabwe, in a discussion between Kenyan Bishop Dominic Opondo and David W. Shenk, author and EMM global consultant.

First conversation between Adventists, Mennonites focuses on living Christian life

(pic Ansel Oliver/Adventist News)
This month's formal conversation between leaders of the Mennonite World Conference and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists offered the opportunity for both groups to share their beliefs and dispel misunderstandings in a receptive forum, leaders of both groups said.

Denominations share perspectives on history, beliefs in first round of meetings

This month's formal conversation between leaders of the Mennonite World Conference and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists offered the opportunity for both groups to share their beliefs and dispel misunderstandings in a receptive forum, leaders of both groups said.

Mennonites appoint first leader from Global South

The Mennonite World Conference (MWC) said it has appointed Cesar Garcia of Bogota, Colombia as general secretary-elect, marking the first time the denomination has chosen a leader from the Global South. 



The Mennonite World Conference (MWC) said it has appointed Cesar Garcia of Bogota, Colombia as general secretary-elect, marking the first time the denomination has chosen a leader from the Global South. 



Lutherans to seek Mennonite forgiveness for historic persecution

The Lutheran World Federation assembly meeting in Stuttgart from today is likely to adopt a historic statement asking for forgiveness from Mennonites for the persecution of Anabaptists by Lutherans in the 16th century, and for the legacy of such condemnations to the present day.

The Lutheran World Federation assembly meeting in Stuttgart from today is likely to adopt a historic statement asking for forgiveness from Mennonites for the persecution of Anabaptists by Lutherans in the 16th century, and for the legacy of such condemnations to the present day.

The statement's reception is planned for a plenary session on Thursday 22 July which will include participation of an international delegation from the Mennonite World Conference, led by the organisation's president, the Rev Danisa Ndlovu of Zimbabwe.

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