It was a great privilege to visit churches in Japan as a Mennonite World Conference regional representative. In Japan, there are 73 congregations and 2,801 members. The purpose of my visit was to introduce MWC and its relationship with national member churches. The theme I prepared was “we need each other to grow together in the body of Christ.”
The Mennonite family can now add Hmong to the growing number of ethnic groups embracing Anabaptism in Asia.
While volunteering in Vietnam in the late 1960s as a conscientious objector to the war the U.S. was waging there, Doug Hostetter saw firsthand the effect of Agent Orange, a dioxin-contaminated herbicide the U.S. military used to kill vegetation.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — After six years of training and preparation, the Vietnam Mennonite Church ordained 26 pastors in Ho Chi Minh City on Dec. 5.
GOSHEN, Ind. — When 27-year-old SangMin Lee, a Mennonite conscientious objector from South Korea, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the global Mennonite church community provided support in the form of letters and prayers. In early December, Lee met and talked with a fraction of his supporters in person.