This site, currently under construction, aspires to be the most complete resource available on topics related to martyrdom, costly discipleship, and the challenge of memory among groups in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition. Although a significant portion of the site focuses on the Martyrs Mirror, topics included here move well beyond that significant text to include themes relevant to the broader Christian church. If you are interested in participating in a conversation about the idea of updating the Martyrs Mirror follow this link. While you're here, take some time to explore the Global Anabaptist Wiki and become a contributor! Like all wiki-based projects, this is a collaborative venture that relies on the local expertise of many people.
NEW ADDITION! The Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible
The purpose of the Anabaptist Dictionary of the Bible (ADB) is to reflect (and to reflect critically on) an Anabaptist approach to the reading of the Bible. The ADB is intended to serve those in the Anabaptist traditions as well as to be a respectful conversation partner with those in other Christian traditions as authors give voice to an appreciatively critical Anabaptist perspective. It is a Bible dictionary wiki project with an Anabaptist flavor.
Who We Are
The Global Anabaptist Wiki is an interactive community of Anabaptist-Mennonite groups from around the world. Initiated by the Mennonite Historical Library at Goshen College, the site is committed to helping individual groups: 1) tell their own stories; 2) post and preserve electronic archives; and 3) become better informed about other groups in the global Anabaptist fellowship. Like all wiki-based projects, this is a collaborative venture that relies on the local expertise of many people.
[Please Note: This project is still in its early stages of construction. To explore updates, view our recently added pages or recent changes . Check back frequently to see what new material has been added!]
In addition to including basic information about specific regions and Anabaptist-related groups, the Global Anabaptist Wiki is a place for collecting personal stories that highlight what it means to be an Anabaptist-Mennonite in your part of the world. You don't have to be an expert! Just contribute your own stories about your life as an Anabaptist or Mennonite in your own context.
- To learn more about stories on the Global Anabaptist Wiki read our about stories page.
- To contribute your own stories or read others' stories check out the stories page that lists stories by region.
- Or to see a list of all the stories on the Global Anabaptist Wiki browse through the stories category page.
We envision the Global Anabaptist Wiki to become a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition: from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages. Please post any public domain sources you think might be of interest to other users of the Global Anabaptist Wiki. Our staff will help to sort and organize source material into appropriate categories as it is added.
- To learn about contributing sources, start at the about sources page.
- To view sources organized by region, check out the sources page.
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Mennonite World Conference (MWC) is a global faith community in the Anabaptist tradition that links together Anabaptist-related churches and engages other world communions and organizations. Every six to seven years Mennonite and Brethren in Christ conferences and groups gather for a general assembly.
In 2009 MWC included 227 organized Mennonite or Brethren in Christ conferences across 80 countries and six continents. Membership stood at 1,616,126, with 60% of members living in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
Jesus Village Church (JVC) is one of two Anabaptist affiliated churches in South Korea. Unlike other global Anabaptist communities outside of Europe and North America, JVC is not the result of a mission plant. Rather, JVC began out three years of intensive study by Korean Christian professionals as they tried to rediscover the New Testament Church and implement it in a Korean context. These leaders felt that the Anabatist Church fit what they desired most closely, and in 1996 they started the JVC...
In the News
Mennonite World Review (RSS):
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- Jul. 4, 2011 - Mennonites Gather Downtown to discuss a "purposeful plan" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
- Jul. 1, 2011 - MennoMedia and the Mennonite Church USA Purposeful Plan - 
- Jun. 29, 2011 - Merger closes Mennonite Publishing Network, moves operation to Virginia - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 
- Jun. 26, 2011 - My Faith: Why I don't sing the "Star Spangled Banner"- CNN Belief Blog 
- Jun. 20, 2011 - Lutherans to continue dialogue with Catholics and Mennonites