German Catholics and Mennonites gathered in September for a conference on the “Healing of memories”. Representative of the two Christian traditions are meeting again in Rome right now, and the agenda is once again peace and reconciliation.
For many years now, high profile Christian leaders have been saying that homosexuality is destroying the church, says Tim Nafziger. It turns out that it may be their homophobia that is isolating the church from young people and many others.
Christians from a range of backgrounds held a service in London yesterday evening to thank God for a major success in campaigning against the arms trade - the shutting down of the government-backed DESO.
As Christians who come from a privileged part of the world, our convictions should compel us to listen to the voices of our Palestinian brothers and sisters, voices too often silenced, says Timothy Seidel, reflecting on who is 'in' and 'out' and why.
Sharing bread and wine is not just an odd church ritual, says Simon Barrow. It is an embodied symbol of a new world coming – one in which we need to be radically changed if we are going to be part of the solution not part of the problem.
Handmade quilted wall hangings by Mennonite and Amish women from the USA are part of what the delegation of thirteen American Christian leaders will be carrying with them next week, during their peace-making visit to Iran.
Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is sending a delegation to Zimbabwe later this year to build closer relations with its members there who, like other church and civil society groups, are enduring harsh circumstances in the crisis-ridden country.
‚ÄúThe challenges facing our nation do not seem to want to go away,‚Äù Danisa Ndlovu, Bishop of the Brethren in Christ Church in Zimbabwe, told Mennonite World Conference officers and executive staff at a California, USA, meeting earlier this month (January 2007). ‚ÄúEach day seems to bring more hardships.‚Äù
Ugandans are celebrating the birth of a new circle of four Mennonite churches in southwestern Uganda. The churches, inaugurated in December 2006, are the result of development efforts begun in June 2004, by the Kenya Mennonite Church (KMC).
Anabaptist churches, heirs to what is often called 'the radical Reformation', are working in support and solidarity with communities still recovering from hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the southern United States.