Mennonite World Review is an independent journalistic ministry that has published a newspaper since 1923. In April 2012 Mennonite Weekly Review became Mennonite World Review. As a news source serving Mennonites and the global Anabaptist movement, MWR also publishes this website, including The World Together blog. All are owned by Mennonite World Review Inc., a nonprofit corporation in Newton, Kan. The company was founded in 1920 by a group of Mennonite church leaders and laypeople.
MWR reaches a readership crossing conference and regional boundaries, mostly in the United States. The nine-member board of directors, the governing body of the corporation, is composed of representatives from Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Brethren.
MWR is not sponsored or subsidized by any conference or agency. The newspaper’s income is derived from advertising and subscriptions. That means MWR can be genuinely inter-Mennonite in its news coverage and editorial perspective.
MWR exists to foster communication and cooperation within the Mennonite family of faith, encouraging support for the work of the church, its structures and institutions. It seeks to be a medium for the preservation and spread of Christian beliefs and ideals as interpreted in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition.
— Paul Schrag, Publisher/Editor
MWR Comments Policy
This is the official comments policy for users of MWR’s website and other social networking tools.
— The purpose of comments is to engage in constructive dialogue.
— Respectful criticism is welcomed; comments should focus on others’ ideas, not motives, character or faith.
— MWR editors reserve the right to remove any comment, including those the editors deem obscene, libelous or defamatory toward an individual or group.
— Commenters are strongly encouraged to provide their full name and not pretend to be someone else.
— Comments are not screened before publication.
— Comments represent the author only and do not reflect the views of MWR.
— Comments may be reproduced in any MWR medium, including print, and may be edited for length and clarity.
MWR board of directors
— James C. Juhnke, Wichita, Kan., President
— Linda Shelly, Newton, Kan., Vice President
— Peggy Goertzen, Hillsboro, Kan., Secretary
— Jim Harder, Bluffton, Ohio, Treasurer
— Malinda Berry, Goshen, Ind.
— Rachel Lapp Whitt, South Haven, Mich.
— John Longhurst, Winnipeg, Canada
— Stephen Kriss, Philadelphia, Pa.
— Sam Thomas, Landisville, Pa.