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MERKwaardig | The Dutch general coordinator for the MERK

MERKwaardig | The Dutch general coordinator for the MERK
During the European Mennonite conference MERK (10-13 May) there will be a lot to do. In the 'MAERKworthy' section, we will keep you informed of the workshops and speakers of Dutch soil in the coming weeks. This week our Dutch general coordinator for the BRAND, Renze Yetsinga, presents itself. Read more >>

Mennonites in their new motherland Russia

Mennonites in their new motherland Russia
A large part of the today’s Mennonite community in Germany consists of people  who spent a part of their life in Russia.  Read more >>

Trends, influences and expressions of faith

Trends, influences and expressions of faith
A visitor to any of the 14 Swiss Mennonite churches will quickly discover that Swiss Mennonites are diverse. Worship styles and theological convictions vary not only between but also within churches. Read more >>

Martyrdom

Martyrdom
Shortly after seizing the power in Russia in 1917, the Bolsheviks started fighting religion because they saw, above all, the clergy being a major obstacle in creating a new communist society.  Read more >>

A builder and artist

A builder and artist
In Gdansk you'll find traces of a Mennonite family of builders and artists, the Van den Blocke family. The Hansaic city of Danzig (Gdansk) was one of the richest and most beautiful cities in Northern Europe. Read more >>

From individual to organized compassion

From individual to organized compassion
How can we explain why many people in favour of individual compassionate actions towards those in need have reserves immediately we initiate discussion concerning structures dealing with these problems? Read more >>

Reformer

Reformer
Menno entered priesthood in the early years of the Reformation, when the Sacramentists were also on the rise – they rejected the sacrifice of the Mass.  Read more >>

Social Services

Social Services
As part of  the Mennonite churches of France Mennonite social services were born from the massive social action of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in France which began during World War II. Read more >>

Ecumenism – For Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation

Ecumenism – For Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation
The establishment of the WCC was a response to the horrors of two world wars. The churches acknowledged their failures, and especially the German churches confessed their guilt.  Read more >>

Mennonites – Traditionally modern with values that last?

Mennonites – Traditionally modern with values that last?
When children enter kindergarten, or at the latest when they start going to school and want to attend religious class, their families will have to start explaining things.  Read more >>

Community life and public well-being

Community life and public well-being
In the 1920s and 1930s the ‘Gemeentedagbeweging’ (Congregational Day Movement), a spiritual renewal movement, built several  retreat centers.  Read more >>

Responsibility in Society and World

Responsibility in Society and World
Russian-born Mennonites didn't have the possibility to conduct official mission or diaconic work.  Read more >>

Committed to the disabled

Committed to the disabled
Two Foundations in the Paris area, ‘Les Amis de l’Atelier’ and ‘Domaine Emmanuel’ are closely linked to French Mennonite history. These groups have helped or guided 4.000 people in 70 institutions and services. Read more >>
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