Broad census counts more Anabaptists

May 27, 2019 by

The most inclusive census of Anabaptists in the United States counts 100,000 more members than the 2018 Mennonite World Conference tally. The survey, by the Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite Historical Society, counts...

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600,000 divided by 67

May 27, 2019 by

Does your church have a reason to be? There’s a reason it began, but does it have a purpose today? If your great-grandparents needed a shorter drive for the horse and buggy, that doesn’t count any...

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A Lancaster historian seeks Mennonite hair art

Jul 9, 2018 by

It’s a well-known story. It was July 25, 1896, and there had been a party at the home of John Musser in Witmer, Pa., and many young Mennonites had gathered to socialize, perhaps discussing the quarterly...

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Lancaster panel reflects on changing Anabaptist world

Nov 17, 2015 by and

LANCASTER, Pa. — From plain to acculturated, uniform to diverse, insulated to global, the Anabaptist movement has changed and will continue to do so. A panel of Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders...

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Four centuries of ‘Martyrs Mirror’ to be auctioned

Mar 2, 2015 by and

Lancaster (Pa.) Mennonite Historical Society will auction two unusual Martyrs Mirror books March 13, including a second edition of the original Dutch published in 1685 in Amsterdam. A 1748 edition, translated...

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