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08-02-2019 10:35

Sunday 27 januari 2019 the anabaptist church in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, featured a play called “Letters to my son” written and produced by Annerixt Pijlman.
She is a graduate from the theatre academy in Maastricht and currently teaches dramatic expressions at the Wateringsveld College.
The play was quite inspiring to me which is the reason I wrote this blog post. I hope you enjoy it. Read more >>

MCC roundtable meeting Oxford, November 2018

05-02-2019 10:22
MCC roundtable meeting Oxford, November 2018

In November around twenty people from different European countries met in Oxford, UK. This meeting was organized by the MCC European representatives, Naomi and Douglas Enns. All participants represented an organisation working on “connecting Mennonites”. Each year a special topic is discussed and this time we discussed the book  “The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace” writen by John Paul Lederach. Read more >>


What about that Kingdom of Yours?

03-02-2019 17:22
What about that Kingdom of Yours?
I remember Don and Andrew, two schoolboys from Belfast. They spent their summer of 1983 with us, leaving the violence of Northern Ireland behind them for a couple of weeks. The trip had been organized by a number of local churches in the north of the Netherlands.  Read more >>

What story do you need to pass on?

16-07-2018 16:12
What story do you need to pass on?
Like a relay baton. That’s how we can pass on the story. Like a baton you pass on but only let go of when the other person has a really good grasp of it. On the last day of MERK 2018, we were all given a baton, a tangible souvenirof this European Mennonite conference. The French word for a relay baton is is témoin, derived from the word témoinage that can be translated as 'witness'. A double meaning perfectly suited to the theme of the four days. Read more >>

Motion to denounce the Eurosatory fair

10-06-2018 10:48
Motion to denounce the Eurosatory fair
Assembled in Montbéliard, France, on the occasion of the Mennonite European Conference, May 10-13 2018, we, Mennonite Christians from France and Europe, wish to express our indignation and to protest on ethical grounds the Eurosatory International Defense and Security Fair which will be held in Paris from June 11 to 15, 2018 Read more >>

Passing comfort on to others by Naomi Enns

10-06-2018 09:00
Passing comfort on to others by Naomi Enns
Naomi Enns is MCC’s representative for West Europe together with her spouse Doug Enns. They traveled to Switzerland to meet with Karin Gerber-Bartel who has made comforters for MCC for several years. The Ennses previously served as MCC representatives for Syria and Lebanon. Read more >>

Mennonite Europe during the CME2018 / MERK 2018

09-06-2018 14:40
Mennonite Europe during the CME2018 / MERK 2018
During the CME 2018 / MERK 2018, the International Menno Simons Centre had a booth with a central theme:  Connecting Mennonites in Europe with each other. Currently, the European Mennonites are nationally oriented, but the diversity of the Mennonites within Europe is interesting and, in our view, provides many beautiful insights.  Read more >>

The European Mennonite Regional Conference in Montbéliard, 10–13 May 2018 by Joshua T. Searle

09-06-2018 14:22
The European Mennonite Regional Conference in Montbéliard, 10–13 May 2018 by Joshua T. Searle
Between 10th and 13th May thousands of Mennonites from across Europe gathered in the French town of Montbéliard for the tenth European Mennonite Regional Conference. This conference takes place every six years and offers an opportunity for Mennonites to meet and share experiences and stories. Read more >>

DVD Far from home

09-06-2018 13:48
DVD Far from home
On Thursday May 10, 2018 the CME2018/MERK 2018 in Montbéliard (France) was opened by a show “Far from home”. In this show about one hundred volunteers told and played the story of the mennonites through the ages in Europe. Four countries; Switzerland, France, Germany and The Netherlands highlighted four episodes of their national mennonite history. Read more >>
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