Mennonites trace their beginnings to 1525, during the time of the Reformation in Northern Europe. Their name is derived from an early leader, a Dutch priest named Menno Simons. Mennonites opposed state-sponsored religion and re-baptized those who had previously been baptized as infants, resulting in severe persecution. Today Mennonites are known as followers of Jesus who are largely pacifists, although there has been an increase in membership from those of other groups. Mennonites emphasize the importance of Scripture as the guide for living, a sense of community within the church, service and peacemaking. The Mennonite church has become more global in recent decades, but the denomination in the United States is aging, much like other denominations. There is a fairly wide social and theological variety among Mennonite churches, including quite conservative congregations and those that are more progressive.
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Mennonite Church USA
Official website of the Mennonite Church in the USA.
Third Way Cafe
Mennonite reflection on current issues, a weekly column on family and values, and photographs.
Alliance of Mennonite Evangelical Congregations
A group devoted to evangelical orthodoxy in an Anabaptist perspective.
Anabaptist International Ministries
A conservative, developing Mennonite mission in Poland.
Brethren Mennonite Council
Council for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interests.
Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Events, news, forums, links.
Christian Peacemaker Teams
Organization seeks to rectify injustice in non-violent ways. Among other groups, Mennonites are members.
Church of God in Christ, Mennonite
Also known as Holdeman Mennonites. Emphasis on salvation and separation from the world.
Conservative Mennonite Conference
Christian Fellowship of evangelical Anabaptist churches in North America, with 104 congregations.
Eastern Mennonite Missions
A vibrant and extensive missionary enterprise.
Franconia Mennonite Conference
Fellowship of Mennonite churches in eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Vermont.
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online
Reliable information on Anabaptist-Mennonite historical, theological, biographical and institutional topics. Secular subject articles are also included.
London Mennonite Centre
Cultivating Christian discipleship as a way of life.
Menno-Hof Mennonite Anabaptist Interpretive Center
Menno-Hof's multi-image presentations, historical environments and colorful displays take you on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Mennonites and Amish.
News, information, and discussion.
The "Random House" of the Mennonite world.
Mennonite Brethren Church
Background, beliefs, and vision.
Mennonite Brethren Herald
Official magazine of Mennonite Brethren churches in Canada. Feature articles, opinion columns, photos and reviews by Mennonite Brethren writers and photographers from across Canada.
Mennonite Central Committee
A relief, service, community development and peace agency.
Mennonite Church Canada
News and information on churches throughout Canada.
Mennonite Church USA Historical Committee and Archives
Seeks to preserve the heritage of the Mennonite Church and nurture a historical consciousness among its members.
Mennonite Connections on the World-Wide Web
Extensive catalog of websites about Mennonites and Amish, arranged in a yellow-pages type of format.
Mennonite Disaster Service
Volunteer network responding to those affected by disasters in Canada and the United States. History, FAQ, projects, programs, and news.
Mennonite Health Services
Mennonite Health Services connects health care organizations to each other and to the church.
Quarterly journal exploring the Mennonite experience. Contains excerpts from past issues, Mennonite bibliographies and an index for the publication.
The Mennonite Magazine
Semimonthly magazine for members of Mennonite Church USA.
Mennonite World Conference
International fellowship of churches in the anabaptist tradition.
A comprehensive gathering of information on Mennonite churches, conferences, organizations and educational institutions.
Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
A program of Conrad Grebel University College and supported by the Mennonite Conference of Eastern Canada.
Peace & Justice Support Network
Resources to help congregations and individuals teach and practice peace.
Rosedale Mennonite Missions
An evangelical Christian mission agency.
Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Information about local churches, upcoming events and other resources.
Builds bridges among Mennonites and other Christians around the world through custom designed travel.
Voice of Praise
A cappella Mennonite male ensemble. Album information and upcoming schedules.
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