After the succesfull first edition of The Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference & Festival in 2016 (Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario), we are honoured with the organisation of the second edition. The aim is to come together and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, opportunities and challenges in various settings.
From the 1st GMP , we have learned how valuable it is to meet as Mennonites/Anabaptists, to share and exchange: (1) our experiences, capacities and struggles with peacebuilding; (2) our challenges in developing peace-theologies and -ethics; (3) our peace practices, learning about various understandings of “just peace” in different contexts and cultures; and (4) peace art expressions.
As we plan for the 2nd Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference (2ndGMP) in the Netherlands, 27-30 June 2019, we seek to strengthen those emerging relations and peace networks, in collaboration with the Peace Commission of the Mennonite World Conference (MWC). Again, we strive to create spaces at this upcoming event to share and exchange, think together and inspire each other.
On this website we will keep you posted about the latest news and activities, the program, ways to contribute and subscribe, et cetera. You can also follow us on Facebook or subscirbe to the newsletter (see homepage).
Andres Pacheco-Lozano (Coordinator), Fernando Enns, Vera Kok, Alex Noord, Daan Savert, Nina Schroeder, Daniel Serrano-Bernal, Henk Stenvers, Jan Willem Stenvers, Fulco van Hulst.
An advisory group is composed at this moment, representing different regions and existing networks from different parts of the world.
Questions can be directed to:
- Program/content: Andres Pacheco-Lozano firstname.lastname@example.org
- Artistic contributions: Nina Schroeder email@example.com
- Logistics: Vera Kok firstname.lastname@example.org
- Finances: Henk Stenvers email@example.com
Participating organisations in the GMP are VU Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Faculty of Religion and Theology), Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit and Amsterdam Center for Religion and Peace & Justice Studies.