Posts in category Workshops

“My world is too small; I need others...

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Anabaptist women theologians explore global network By Virginia A. Hostetler, with reports by Harriet Sider Bicksler and Elina Ciptadi-Perkins Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA — At Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly, 21–25 July 2015, Anabaptist women gathered for the first time to consider forming a global Anabaptist women’s network. In regional sessions, women from Asia, Latin America, […]

Peace commission engages enemies and ...

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Work of Peace Commission includes prayer, advocacy and resourcing “Peace is free,” says Paulus Widjaja, outgoing Peace Commission member. “Conflict has a price but the gospel is free.” The Peace Commission, formed as one of the chambers of the MWC heart (Peace, Deacons, Faith & Life, Mission) in 2009, held a workshop 23 July 2015. […]

How to celebrate 500 years

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Faith and Life Commission workshop explores how to observe 2025 By Gordon Houser Mennonite World Conference held its first assembly in 1925 – the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the Anabaptist movement. With the 500th anniversary only 10 years away, many people are wondering how MWC plans to commemorate it. A workshop 24 July […]

An interdependent and communal nature

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North American women theologians hold inaugural meeting Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Taking the lead from their African and Latin American sisters who already have well-developed networks of women theologians, almost 50 North American women theologians met for the first time 22 July 2015 at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The meeting was spearheaded by […]

“A holy moment”

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Ordination blessing conferred at European women theologians meeting By Harriet Sider Bicksler What was intended as a forum for European women theologians to discuss how they can network with each other and others in the MWC family ended as a time of special blessing for one woman. The group was small. Only five women attended in […]

Iron sharpens iron

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Faith and Life commission engages in ecumenical dialogue and discovers own convictions By Karla Braun Why is the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission spending time with Catholics? At the workshop “Beyond the Shared Convictions: The Work of the MWC Faith and Life Commission,” chair Alfred Neufeld explained the commission’s mandate: to promote theological […]

Stories of faithfulness for the 21st ...

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Bearing Witness Stories Project carries on work of Martyr’s Mirror “Anabaptist witness in the face of suffering did not end in Europe in the 16th century,” explained John D. Roth, secretary of the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission and professor of history at Goshen College, during a workshop at PA 2015, the MWC […]