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Thomas Finger, a Mennonite theologian from Evanston, Ill., said that in a time when governments refuse to talk with each other "our efforts for dialogue are more crucial than ever." Finger said that a delegation from the Mennonite World Conference will be returning to the Vatican in October.
With this understanding of the scholarly conversation on pilgrimage and place in mind, and particularly with the insights gained from Frank's and others' work on pilgrimage to people, we now turn to a consideration of several kinds of Mennonite sources describing the places and the people of Mennonite World Conference assemblies.
The claim in a 2015 lecture by Nelson Kraybill, the new president of Mennonite World Conference, that a "significant number of North American Anabaptists harbor shame or guilt about current or recent cross-cultural mission efforts of our own people" led to a significant online debate.
Schlabach, a former Mennonite, now a Catholic and a leader in the Bridgefolk movement, has proposed with a succession of initiatives that 'just policing" may be a means of overcoming just war as "a church-dividing issue." (71) The first sign cf the success of his efforts was seen with the joint recommendation of the Mennonite World Conference and a Vatican working group in support of just policing in a January, 2007, memorandum to the W.C.C.'s Decade to Overcome Violence.
Beginning in the early 1980s, the Mennonite World Conference (M.W.C.) entered into international bilateral dialogue with five world communions: the World Alliance of Reformed Churches; the Baptist World Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation (L.W.F.), the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the Catholic Church.
Out of bilateral dialogues, which the Mennonite World Conference had with the Roman Catholic Church (1) and with the Lutheran World Federation, (2) the idea was born to revisit together the Anabaptist dissent, focusing on the theology and practice of Christian baptism.
Heisey, "Martyrdom as Metaphor: Aspects of Global Anabaptist Witness," The Conrad Grebel Review 22 (Fall, 2004): 31-48 (Heisey is currently the president of the Mennonite World Conference); Chris K.
Next year marks the beginning of a 10-year series of events--Renewal 2027--sponsored by Mennonite World Conference to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Anabaptist movement.
and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 2000-04, and he is representing North American Mennonites during the Summer of 2005 in conversations between the Mennonite World Conference and the Lutheran World Federation.
He describes a workshop at the 2009 Mennonite World Conference about M.C.C.
In the hope that, on the basis of that dialogue, Catholics and Mennonites may together offer suggestions for the World Council of Churches' Decade to Overcome Violence (DOV), and especially in reference to the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC) in 2011 with which it culminates, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Mennonite World Conference sponsored a brief conference 23-25 October 2007 in consultation with the DOV office.