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<center><font size="4">'''Welcome to the Global Anabaptist Wiki'''</font></center>
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<center><big>''Sharing Stories, Shaping Identity''</big></center>
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The Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition traces its beginnings to the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century.  The early Anabaptists were deeply indebted to both Catholic and Protestant understandings of faith, but they differed with these groups in their emphasis on adult baptism, an ethic of love in all human relations (including enemies), and a view of the church as a community of equal members committed to being disciples of Christ together. In the centuries that followed, the Anabaptist movement took root primarily in Europe, Russia and North America, with its main groups identified as the Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish. During the twentieth century, however, the Anabaptist movement has become a global reality.  Today the majority of the 1.5 million Anabaptist-Mennonites live in southern hemisphere, with active congregations in at least 75 different countries.
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The Global Anabaptist Wiki is an interactive community of Anabaptist-Mennonite groups from around the world. Initiated by the [http://www.goshen.edu/mhl Mennonite Historical Library] at [http://www.goshen.edu/ 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.  Take some time to explore where Anabaptist communities exist around the world.
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For more information about how to add or edit information, please visit the [[FAQ|FAQ page]].
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Welcome to the Global Anabaptist Wiki
Sharing Stories, Shaping Identity

The Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition traces its beginnings to the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century. The early Anabaptists were deeply indebted to both Catholic and Protestant understandings of faith, but they differed with these groups in their emphasis on adult baptism, an ethic of love in all human relations (including enemies), and a view of the church as a community of equal members committed to being disciples of Christ together. In the centuries that followed, the Anabaptist movement took root primarily in Europe, Russia and North America, with its main groups identified as the Mennonites, Hutterites and Amish. During the twentieth century, however, the Anabaptist movement has become a global reality. Today the majority of the 1.5 million Anabaptist-Mennonites live in southern hemisphere, with active congregations in at least 75 different countries.

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. Take some time to explore where Anabaptist communities exist around the world.

For more information about how to add or edit information, please visit the FAQ page.

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