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January 2016

MWC Year in Review: 2015

What was happening in Mennonite World Conference in 2015? Assembly PA 2015 in July and much more. Share this video with your congregation as part of your World Fellowship Sunday celebrations. To download this video look for the download button on this page:

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South Korean CO asks: "Can I kill?"

GOSHEN, Indiana, USA — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of letters and prayers.

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PA 2015 by the numbers

Bogotá, Colombia – Mennonite World Conference's (MWC) 16th Assembly in Pennsylvania, USA, connected Anabaptists from around the world, in person and electronically.

A new statistics poster released by MWC illustrates the final numbers from PA 2015. There are many interesting facts, for example: 75 percent of visa applications were accepted and 4.25 tons of waste were composted.

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Healing wounds through art: A YAMEN experience

Bogotá, Colombia – For Keila Viana, seeing how art can heal wounds deepened her understanding of God and his love during her international service in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

"I believe that during this time God worked a lot in my life," says Viana, a 22-year-old young adult from the Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Camino de Santidad, in Honduras.

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A prayer for hope

Colombian peace and justice organizations call for prayer for the La Esperanza community

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Prayers of gratitude and intercession

January 2016: Pray for the Anabaptist churches and the people of Burundi. Since the declaration of President Pierre Nkurunziza's third term in July 2015, the country has been in crisis with rioting and ethnic violence. Pray for God's peace to calm the hearts of the people who are choosing violence, and for the leaders to love the population and to lead the country in peace. Read more...

January 2016: We pray for protection and strength for the Mennonite Brethren church and entire community in La Esperanza, Colombia, where a violent confrontation between soldier and guerillas last April resulted in deaths and trauma. Pray that the church may be a witness to its neighbours amid the climate of fear and suspicion. Whether in Colombia or around the world, we pray that we may be faithful witnesses to Jesus Christ, announcing the gospel of peace under his lordship and inviting all to follow him. Read more...

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