Convención Evangélica Menonita Paraguaya
|Convención Evangélica Menonita Paraguaya (CONEMPAR)|
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c.c. 2475 Av. Venezuela 1464 Asunción, PARAGUAY
Convención Evangélica Menonita Paraguaya (CONEMPAR) ) is a conference of Mennonite Churches located in Paraguay, and has been an independent conference since 1990. It is a part of the Mennonite World Conference, and member churches are Spanish-speaking. CONEMPAR has roots in both the German Mennonite Churches in Paraguay and the Mennonite Mission Network. In 2012, the conference included 47 congregations and 2182 members.
1,700 conservative Mennonites from Canada immigrated to Paraguay on the basis of promises guaranteeing religious freedom, freedom to run German-speaking schools and no requirements to take oaths. Under Law 514, the new immigrants were afforded exemption from military service and certain taxes. They settled in the Chaco (link) region of Paraguay.
1,500 Mennonites from the Ukraine arrived in Paraguay seeking new opportunities after the combined effects of World War I, the Communist Revolution in Russia, and a drought in the Ukraine.
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- Mennonite Mission Network http://www.mennonitemission.net/OurWork/Partners/Pages/CONMEPAR.aspx
- Marecos, Dario. E-mail interview. 01 Dec. 2014.
- Epp, Carmen. "Quienes Son Los Anfitriones De La Asamblea 15?" Correo 1 (2009): 12. Print.
- "Convención Evangélica Menonita Paraguaya (CONEMPAR)." Mennonite Mission Network. Mennonite Mission Network, 2014. Web. 01 Nov. 2014.
- "Membership." Mennonite World Conference. Mennonite World Conference, 2012. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
- Redekop, Calvin. "Paraguayan Utopia and Reality: The Case of the Indígenas." Mennonite Life 1 May 2010. Print.