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European Mennonite Student Meeting 2019

20-05-2019 07:53
European Mennonite Student Meeting 2019
From 26-29 April, a group of European mennonite students met eachother in Klaipėda, Lithuania.They discussed (neo)nationalism in relation to the anabaptist faith and tradition. This is the statement they produced as outcome of their meeting.    Read more >>

Roman Rakhuba - Collumn (From the AMBCU newsletter)

12-05-2019 13:39
Roman Rakhuba - Collumn (From the AMBCU newsletter)
A short collumn from the newsletter of the Association of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in Ukraine. Read more >>

27-03-2019 10:24
"Last help" in the community. Worship and course to alleviate suffering
Some activities of Joel Driedger, Pastor of the Berlin Mennonite community and Conflict Advisor and Mediator
Is there meaningful suffering? Was the question that Bernhard Thiessen asked in the church service on January 13, 2019. We are rightfully happy that thanks to the palliative care no one has to suffer anymore. There are many remedies for the treatment of pain that make illness easier, even dying. And yet the question remains, especially in the light of the coming Passion-time, that is, the time in which we remember the suffering of Jesus: When is suffering meaningful? Read more >>

Visit to Ukraine

25-03-2019 14:45
Visit to Ukraine
  It is now more than four years ago that separatists supported by Russia occupied the area around Donetsk in Ukraine and that Russia annexed Crimea itself. There were truces that were broken and new ones were agreed. There is now a front line that is more or less stable. There are more than 2 million refugees, “internally displaced people”.
From the end of the 18th to the mid-20th centuries, Mennonites lived in Ukraine. They were large communities that were often not without means.
With this information in mind, the annual meeting of the presidents of the Mennonite communities in Europe was held at the end of October 2018.
Henk Stenvers, Coordinator European Mennonite Conferences/MWC Europe representative, describes this visit.   Read more >>

Letters to my son

08-02-2019 10:35
Letters to my son
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 >>
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