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Opening ceremony with diverse speakers and Musicians Without Borders
The program of our opening plenary is now finalised and confirmed since Rachel Goossen was added as keynote-speaker. We present a program filled with music, interesting and challenging keynotes and words of welcome during the first afternoon of the conference. Lees meer >>


Rachel Goossen key-speaker at opening ceremony

Rachel Goossen key-speaker at opening ceremony
Rachel Goossen, Professor of History at Washburn University will take care of the third speech at our opening ceremony. The topic of her key-note will be: LGBTQ Leaders Among Us: New Directions in Peacebuilding. – This is contested issue among some Mennonites, and certainly a new topic for peacebuilding within the Mennonite community – and beyond.

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Artistic performances & exhibits
Our arts and exhibit program is now confirmed and finalised! Different artists will contribute to the 2nd GMP through their poetry, music, visual arts and even sculptures. We even got some special collaborations coming up. See the schedule for more info! Lees meer >>


Register on a daily basis
From now on it is possible for Dutch people to sign up for the 2nd GMP on a daily basis. Read here about further instructions and prices. Lees meer >>


Diversity as power of the conference

Diversity as power of the conference
"We want to create the most complete picture of peace work possible", says Andres Pacheco (32), who is the coordinator of the 2nd GMP. He was recently interviewed by Doopsgezind NL, the Dutch Mennonite magazine. Here you can read the English version of the article that came out of it. Lees meer >>


Peace concert during opening ceremony

Peace concert during opening ceremony
Violinist Karl Stobbe and pianist Benjamin Moser will be kicking off the 2nd Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference with a concert of classical music that is focused upon themes of peace, unity, war, and oppression. Their program will include music by John Williams, Arvo Part, Debussy, and Prokofiev. Lees meer >>


Ruard Ganzevoort and Agnes Abuom key-speakers at opening event

Ruard Ganzevoort and Agnes Abuom key-speakers at opening event
We are glad to announce that World Council of Churches moderator Agnes Abuom and Dean of the Faculty of Religion and Theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Ruard Ganzevoort will be two of the key - speakers during our opening ceremony. Lees meer >>


Additional library tour and exhibit before the conference

Additional library tour and exhibit before the conference
Would you like to attend an exhibit and tour featuring rare books, prints, and other Mennonite cultural heritage treasures from the Mennonite Library in Amsterdam? Entry for this auxiliary conference programming is free for conference attendees, but space is limited... see more about the tour details and highlights below.  Lees meer >>


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