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November 2015

Churches of all stripes call for freedom of religion

Winnipeg, Canada - Representatives of every stream of global Christianity met in Tirana, Albania, 1–5 November, 2015 for a consultation on Discrimination, Persecution, Martyrdom: Following Christ Together, convened by the Global Christian Forum.

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God will show you the way

Life did not go as planned for Max Tauran. A patron of Doperse Dis (a three-year-old meal ministry in a northern Dutch city), he told the audience at a fundraising dinner that "[Life] simply went as it came…[including] chaos, mistakes, pain and sorrow."

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The gift of conversations at Assembly PA 2015

In my friendship group and in the activities, I experienced two different kinds of conversation: guided and natural. Both had their merits, but the conversations that arose while we were doing things together naturally – on the bus back to the hotel, around the meals, and on the mountain – are where relationships and understanding were built. And for me that's what going to Mennonite World Conference [Assembly] was all about.

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Powerful pen

A retired school teacher and prison inmates are unlikely pen pals who have exchanged thousands of letters in Curitiba over the past decade.

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Evening Sermons from PA 2015

Read the full text of the evening sermons from PA 2015, by César García, Yukari Kaga, Nzuzi Mukwa, Wieteke van der Molen and Bruxy Cavey. These can also be a helpful resource as you prepare to celebrate World Fellowship Sunday with your congregation.

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World Fellowship Sunday

Save the date!
Sunday 24 January 2016 

Plan to get your congregation to participate in World Fellowship Sunday in 2016. 

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Prayers of gratitude and intercession

November 2015: Hear our prayer, Lord; listen to our cry for help. Do not hide your face from our distress; turn your ear, answer quickly. Our hearts break for those who have lost loved ones in violent attacks in Beirut; Baghdad; Paris; Aleppo, Syria; and Yola, Nigeria. We mourn the lives cut short, leaving holes in the social fabric of families and communities. We pray for divine comfort in the midst of grief. Read more...

November 2015: Pray for the churches in the region of Tambu-Tseke and Panzi in DR Congo which experienced a typhoid fever epidemic. Praise God that in October, Mennonite Brethren leaders Mambakila Kabemba, Nzuzi Mukawa and medical doctor Benza Bodelaire travelled to the South to respond with treatment drugs, visitation, and the gospel message. Pray that our churches may help their neighbours learn to prevent diseases and mobilize governments and NGOs to supply needed resources. Read more...

November 2015: We give thanks to God for reminding us that "home" is more than four walls and a roof: it is warmth in a cold time; comfort in a difficult world; safety; friendship and sharing. We pray for Doperse Dis, an initiative of the Mennonite Church in Groningen, the Netherlands, that offers a free meal every third Tuesday of the month for some 80 people who are homeless or in need. Read more...

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