Mennonite World Conference is adding new networks to its structure to support global education and health.
Committee members of the emerging Global Anabaptist Education Networks held face-to-face meetings June 15-16, ahead of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Festival and Conference in Harrisonburg, Va.
The education networks encompass two global networks focused on primary/secondary and higher education levels. More than three quarters of steering committee members were present.
GAEN steering committee chair David Wiebe of Canada said plans are being made for online meetings and an in-person gathering in 2025.
“We were very pleased to be together to work through some important matters that will shape our networks,” he said.
Also emerging is the Global Anabaptist Health Network, which has gathered for online webinars for three years. The network is planning a learning tour in November in Central America and has launched a website at globalanabaptisthealth.network.
The Global Anabaptist Peace Network held its first face-to-face meetings June 13-14, with members sharing hopes and expectations, analysis of peacebuilding issues in various regions and possibilities for events and activities.