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Mennonite World Conference

After an irregular series of meetings through the first half of the twentieth century, in 1952 the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) transitioned into a more theologically focused organization designed to facilitate discussion and fellowship among its members and interaction with other Christian world communions. It has engaged in a series of dialogues with the Roman Catholic Church throughout the 1990s and remains committed to continually improving this relationship. MWC also maintains an ongoing ecumenical dialogue with the Lutheran World Federation, based on a review of the condemnations of Anabaptists in the Augsburg Confession. Commissions on diakonia (ministries of compassion and service), mission work, faith and life, and peace oversee collaboration on specific issues; other initiatives include a financial sharing program, World Fellowship Sunday, and global history project.

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