More people are now able to attend Mennonite World Conference’s next Assembly in person. The National Advisory Committee for Assembly 17 and the executive committee of MWC have raised in-person attendance numbers for the gathering in Indonesia to 1,250. Assembly 17 is scheduled for July 5-10, 2022. COVID-19 cases in Indonesia remain low so the Indonesian government has lifted quarantine restrictions for travellers. “We would love to see you in Indonesia. Please register now!” says Liesa Unger, chief international events officer. “It is not yet too late to make travel plans.” The expanded number of participants allows for the General Council meetings to take place in person instead of online. “Mennonite World Conference is a communion – that means we are in a deep, spiritual, unifying relationship with one another,” says César García, general secretary. “The discernment work of the General Council is best done where we can spend time with each other, fellowshipping not only in sessions but also over meals and in leisure outside of meetings.” MWC Commissions will also attend Assembly and hold face-to-face meetings. “Without a doubt, our time in Indonesia will be a blessing for our global communion,” García says. Those unable to travel to Indonesia still have the option to attend the assembly virtually. Visit mwc-cmm.org/assembly for details.
—Mennonite World Conference