Misión Evangélica Menonita del Caribe

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In the 1990s the Puerto Rican Mennonite Conference (Convención de las Iglesias Evangelicas Menonitas de Puerto Rico: CIEMPR) was also shaken by continual internal divisions. One of the fundamental causes of these divisions, in addition to personality conflicts, was the Pentecostal character of some churches who had come under the influence of preachers such as Jorge Raschke and Yiji Ávila. A further divisive element was lack of agreement on the Puerto Rican identity of the Conference. Although some wanted the Conference to be independent, the Assembly of 1994 decided to begin the process of joining the the Mennonite Church (MC). Some had wished to continue as members of the Evangelical Council of Puerto Rico (Concilio Evangélico de Puerto Rico), which was more ecumenical, open to dialogue with the Catholic church, and also took a critical posture in questions of the role of the state, such as opposing the presence of U.S. Marines on Víequez island. The Pentecostally-influenced Mennonite churches in Arecibo and El Buen Pastor church in Hatillo decided to separate from CIEMPR and formed the Evangelical Mennonite Mission of the Caribbean, Inc. (Misión Evangélica Menonita del Caribe, Inc.).

In 2020 the Misión Evangélica Menonita del Caribe had six congregations with a total of 137 members.

Bibliography

Prieto, Jamie. Mission and migration. Global Mennonite History series. Intercourse, Pa.: Good Books, 2010: 331.


Author(s) James Adrian Prieto-Valladares
Date Published April 2020


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Prieto-Valladares, James Adrian. "Misión Evangélica Menonita del Caribe." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. April 2020. Web. 5 Jun 2020. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Misi%C3%B3n_Evang%C3%A9lica_Menonita_del_Caribe&oldid=167938.

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Prieto-Valladares, James Adrian. (April 2020). Misión Evangélica Menonita del Caribe. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 June 2020, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Misi%C3%B3n_Evang%C3%A9lica_Menonita_del_Caribe&oldid=167938.




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