Potentially disputed land in Colombia attracts Low German Mennonites

Sep 18, 2017 by and

Despite warnings from Mennonite Central Committee, Low German Mennonites from drought-prone regions of northern Mexico have bought more than 49,000 acres of land in Colombia. Kennert Giesbrecht, editor of Die...

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No statehood ambitions

Apr 25, 2016 by

Regarding “Leg­acy of a Mennonite State” by Ben Goossen (April 11): The headline seems inappropriate and misleading. What legacy or what Mennonite state is he referring to? Did Har­old S. Bender really...

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Legacy of a South American Mennonite state

Apr 18, 2016 by and

EBENFELD, Paraguay — Rain woke me in the night. The roar on the tin roof drowned out the frogs, if any were still singing. Only the thrashing of palms cut across the downpour. In the morning I learned that...

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Colonists in Mexico: a misunderstood people

Jul 6, 2015 by and

Many U.S. and Canadian Mennonites think of German-speaking Mennonites in Mexico as a backward people in a wild-west country. We read of Mennonites involved in drug trafficking and ask ourselves, “Can this...

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Immigrants from former Soviet Union challenge German secularism

Mar 17, 2014 by and

BERLIN — The sanctuary is full and still. An usher walks the perimeter, opening windows first on the men’s side and then on the women’s. Behind the pulpit, to the left of the seated choir, the third...

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