So, what is a Mennonite? We get that question a lot…
Mennonites are a Christian faith group that began in the 16th century. Currently there are over one million members world-wide. Mennonite beliefs and practices vary widely, but following Jesus in daily life is a central value, along with peacemaking.
For more information, we highly recommend the Third Way Web site. Here you will find an excellent source of complete and accessible information about the basic beliefs of Mennonites, with links to our historical roots within the Anabaptist stream of Christianity.
Here are some additional podcasts and articles that get to the heart of how we see ourselves as Mennonites:
- Who we are in our bodies: “Hyphenated-Mennonites” blog post by Isaac Villegas
- How we read the Bible: “Your god is mine” article by Melissa Florer-Bixler
- What is an Anabaptist Christian? booklet by Parker Palmer
- What is imagination’s role in resistance? a podcast with Alison Brookins, Gayle Gerber Koontz, and Malinda Berry
- Who are the Mennonites? a podcast of Goshen College professors in conversation at a convocation
- Relationship to our settler past: Potawatomi Trail of Death Pilgrimage a podcast of a chapel service at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
- How we build peace: Peacebuilding in “enemy” context an article by Peter Dula
- Our global Anabaptist community: “God was always there” an article by Olga Piedrasanta