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.
Thank you to our conference sponsors and supporters
This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.