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Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival

Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival

About the conference

The purpose of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival was to explore traditions and contemporary expressions of Anabaptist/Mennonite peace beliefs and practices; to bring together academics and practitioners to learn from each other, to give expression to peacebuilding ideals through the arts, and to assess and re-envision Mennonite peacebuilding practise.

On June 9-12, 2016, 203 people visited Grebel from 20 countries: Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Iraq, Philippines, Laos, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo, South Africa, Honduras, Colombia, United States, Canada. There were 30 concurrent sessions, 3 plenary speakers, 2 banquet speakers, 7 storytellers, 6 listeners, 7 installations of art, photography, and sound, 1 concert, 1 play, 3 worship sessions, and 2 drum circles. Many thanks to 23 sponsors and financial supporters.

Conference Documents

GMP learning document cover.NEW! Reflections and Gleanings: A Learning Document of The Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival (PDF)

Complete Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference program. (PDF)

Horario de Eventos (PDF)

Programme provisoire de la conférence (PDF)



Thank you to our conference sponsors and supporters

GMP Sponsors and financial supporters

 This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.