Mennonite World Conference Assembly takes place at Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex By Devin Manzullo-Thomas Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Would the attendees of Pennsylvania 2015 accept “an occasional farm smell” in their meeting space? That’s just one of the many questions PA 2015 National Coordinator Howard Good of the USA asked as he and his team […]
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Part of a bigger family
Youth program encourages trust-filled interactions By Laura Kraybill “But The Lord said to me, ‘Don’t say “I am too young,”’ proclaimed a chorus of young voices 24 July 2015 at the youth program for MWC’s PA 2015. Sprawled across the concrete floor of the youth hall, several hundred teenagers began their morning with this affirmation […]
“It is like a village in Africa”
Global church village is a marketplace of stories and sharing By Doris Dube “I don’t know of any other place where I have encountered so many parts of the world all in one place,” says Donella M. Clemens of Perkasie Mennonite Church, Pennsylvania, as she watches people streaming in and out of the “marketplaces” of […]
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At MWC assembly, MCC cans vegetables ...
International participants can beans in Pennsylvania heat By Tim Huber Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – Mennonite Central Committee’s mobile meat canner went vegan for Mennonite World Conference PA 2015, switching for one week from pork, beef and turkey to green beans. Slipping out a back door into a parking lot, attendees donned hairnets, a few beard […]
Signs, signs, everywhere signs
Designer creates visual information that communicates across languages By Byron Rempel-Burkholder Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA – It’s easy for anyone to get lost in the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex, especially if you can’t read the English signs above the entrances to the vast halls that are typically used for livestock shows and auctions. That was the […]
Walking in Receiving and Giving: Judi...
Economic hardship in Spain strengthens faith By Elina Ciptadi-Perkins Judit Menéndez, MWC Global Youth Summit delegate from Spain, shared her church’s story of Walking in Receiving and Giving as her country experiences its worst economic crisis since the civil war in the 1930s. She belongs to the Comunidades Unidas Anabautistas in Burgos, about two hours […]
Music brings unity at world conferenc...
International songs draw participants into worship despite unfamiliarity By Laura Kraybill Worship rises to the rafters as Mennonites and Brethren and Christ join their voices in music from around the world at PA 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Differences exist in theology and culture, yet music is a unifier at world conference, even when it stretches […]
An interdependent and communal nature
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 […]
Friday the 24 of July, a surprising d...
Friday, the 24th of July was a day of surprises! – surprise when the International Ensemble performed JS Bach – surprise with Shantkumar S Kunjam’s engaging quotations like “Hoping to show the world an example of light under the lordship of Jesus Christ…” He was our morning speaker from India who spoke about […]