PA 2015 brings global Mennonite family together
Special report by Meetinghouse editors
More than 7,500 people from 65 countries traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., for the 16th Mennonite World Conference Assembly. The global gathering was held July 21-26 at the Pennyslvania Farm Show Complex. As one of four Anabaptist conferences in the United States, USMB was an official host of the assembly. Morning and evening worship services focused on the assembly theme, "Walking With God." Coverage of PA 2015 is provided by Meetinghouse, a group of Mennonite publications of which the Christian Leader is one.
Overview: Mennonites from around the globe meeting in U.S.
Tuesday opening: MWC PA 2015 opens with celebration
Wednesday plenary: Walking in doubt and conviction
Wednesday evening: Praising God in painful times
Thursday plenary: Walking in conflict and reconciliation
Thursday evening: Reconciliation with God, others
Friday plenary: Walking in autonomy and community
Friday evening: Wrestling with independence, community
Saturday plenary: Walking in receiving and giving
Saturday evening: Loving our neighbors
Global Church Village: Leaving your mark
Friendship Groups: Facilitating conversations
World Cup: Another opportunity to connect
MCC canning: Canning veggies a first
Farm Show Complex: Behind the scenes
Ukraine: Looking for a miracle
MWC General Council: Fostering interdependence
Seventy U.S. Mennonite Brethren were among the more than 7,500 people from 65 countries that traveled to Harrisburg, Pa., to attend the 16th Assembly of Mennonite World Conference (MWC), held July 21-26 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.
MWC is a community of Mennonite, Brethren in Christ and related churches around the world that link to one another for fellowship, worship, service and witness. Every six years, MWC members gather for a global conference. This was the first time since 1978 that U.S. churches hosted the global assembly.
Since MWC was begun in 1925, Mennonite Brethren have served MWC in a variety of leadership positions. The MWC general secretary is currently Cesar Garcia, a Mennonite Brethren from Colombia.
USMB one of four hosts
As one of the four Anabaptist conferences in the United States that is member of MWC, the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (USMB) was an official host of Pennsylvania 2015.
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