Hands reaching across borders …

under this motto, the European Mennonite Regional Conference (Europäische Mennonitische Regionalkonferenz, MERK) 2012 has taken a a hopeful stand against segregation and exclusion, following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ.

Pray and Praise Night

20 may 2012 - Grace… peace… family… water… travelling… spending time with friends… These are a few of the things the youth thanked God for in the youth tent.  We were reminded not to take everyday blessings for granted, and to remember the many reasons for gratitude. (More)

Knitting with Roma Children in mind

20 may 2012 - Linda Widmer, who lives in Bern and is a member of Mennonitengemeinde Bern, has accomplished no mean feat for the SMM relief project: She has knitted more than 25 pairs of socks. Why would someone choose this way of reaching hands across borders?  She told us in this interview. (More)

On the Footsteps of Christian Fankhauser

19 may 2012 - On Friday and Saturday, the 7 to 12 year olds followed the footsteps of « Christian Fankhauser ». (More)

Morning Prayers

18 may 2012 - On Friday morning at 8:30, six people met in the Quiet Room for morning prayers. The Quiet Room is a place of contemplation in the midst of a very lively conference. (More)

Teens Programme Starts With a Bang

18 may 2012 - This morning MERK teens (13 to 16 year olds) started their programme. (More)

Great Expectations

17 may 2012 - MERK 2012 begins today with many more participants than expected. The initial expectations of the organizers have already been exceeded. So what do the many participants expect from the 9th edition of MERK? (More)