cme 2018

About EMC 2018

The tenth European Mennonite conference will be a celebration, inspiring and encouraging us to live as followers of Christ, with artistic contributions for the young and young at heart.

With nearly 500 years of collective history (1525-2025), Anabaptist-Mennonites wish to continue sharing the Christian values that impel us.

The Mennonites

Mennonites are a protestant denomination that traces back to the days of Martin Luther and arose in Germany, the Netherlands, the Alsace and Switzerland at the beginning of the 16th century. Like other protestant churches, they emphasised the believer’s direct access to Scripture, and implemented simpler forms of church services than was customary at the time.

Early Mennonites and Anabaptists were called the radical reformers, distinguished by their view that belief in God was the result of a personal process and a conscious decision of the individual. For this reason, Mennonites baptise adults rather than infants. Members are encouraged to follow the principle of non-violence. Other principles include: participation of all believers, thus reducing the gap between clergy and laypeople; and a simple life style, of sharing and prayer. According to some historians, the Anabaptist movement was a precursor to modernity in its call for separation of church and state, which was rejected. The name Mennonite derives from a Dutch priest, Menno Simons, who was an Anabaptist leader in the Reformation.

(Source : Editions Mennonites)

Auß Bundt, recueil de cantiques (Bâle, 1809)

  dowloads for churches
– press releases →  2016-12
– graphic kit → zip
– video teaser → mp4  •  youtube
– parental consent → pdf

  downloads
– persbericht  2017-09 / 2017-042016-12
– graphic kit → zip

The conferences of the European Mennonite churches

participating in the EMC 2018

fr

AEEMF

Association des Églises Évangéliques Mennonites de France

at

MFÖ

Bund der Mennonitische Freikirche Österreich

es

AMyHCE

Iglesia Evangélica Menonita

pt

AIMP

Associaçao Irmaos Menonitas de Portugalã

ch

KMS-CMS

Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz, Conférence mennonite suisse

nl

ADS

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit

de

AMG

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonistischer Gemeinden

de

AMBD

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brüdergemeinden

de

BTG

Bund Taufgesinnter Gemeinden

Past CMEs-MERKs-EMCs

  • 1975 Bienenberg, Switzerland
  • 1977 Elspeet, Netherlands
  • 1981 Enkenbach, Germany
  • 1988 Tramelan, Switzerland
  • 1993 Colmar, France
  • 1996 Elspeet, Netherlands
  • 2000 Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • 2006 Barcelona, Spain
  • 2012 Sumiswald, Switzerland
  • 2018 Montbéliard, France