Kappel am Albis

Dialogue between Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Mennonites (MWC), 2019

Kloster Kappel

The World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) and the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) have launched a new dialogue under the title “Seeking a Common Witness: Restoring Our Family to Wholeness”. The announcement for the dialogue came during a special plenary session of the WCRC Executive Committee, meeting at Kappel Abbey in May 2019. The dialogue has three components: praxeological, theological, and historical. The early history of the Reformed and Mennonite (Anabaptist) traditions, especially in Switzerland, was fraught with violence. A dialogue between the Swiss Reformed Church and the Swiss Mennonite Church took place from 2006 to 2009.  Signs of hope and reconciliation have emerged at various levels since then.