Global Anabaptist Wiki

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Welcome to the Global Anabaptist Wiki
Sharing Stories, Shaping Identity.
1,085 articles since May 2009
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 story; 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. Check back frequently to see what new material has been added!]

In addition to including encyclopedic articles that give 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 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 in your own context.

  • 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.
Getting Started

Take some time to explore where Anabaptist communities exist around the world by clicking on different regions of the world map below. Or if you'd rather, browse through the different branches of the Anabaptist family tree.

United States and CanadaCaribbean, Central and South AmericaEuropeAfricaAsia and PacificWorld Map Edited for Front Page 5.jpg


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...


Featured Video: Menonitas de Chihuahua

A variety of different immigrant Mennonite groups live in the Chihuahua state in northern Mexico. Click on the links below to learn more about these groups.

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