The government in Hanoi has legalized the Vietnam Mennonite Church, in a move that Anabaptists hope will end the tensions and difficulties of the past and open up new possibilities for the country and for Christians.
The Vatican and Mennonite World Conference representatives who met in Rome in October 2007 to prepare theological reflections on peacemaking have made available the full statement and background material.
Churches worldwide are being invited to mark a day of prayer for Zimbabwe on Sunday 22 June, as the beginning of a season of prayer for the people and government of the African country, which is facing a critical time in its history.
Nancy R. Heisey is being taken for a ride, but she's not objecting. The religion scholar, who is also president of Mennonite World Conference, is "trying to do my responsible part" in caring for the environment by leaving her car at home.
Anabaptism, a dissenting Christian tradition associated with the world's historic peace churches, provides a specific way of understanding what it means to follow Jesus, a leading presenter at a major Mennonite consultation has declared.