Mennonite

Mennonite

Total population

1,478,540

Founder

Peaceful Anabaptists

Regions with significant populations

United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Canada, India, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Germany, Kenya, Paraguay, Honduras, Mexico[1]

Religions

Anabaptist

Scriptures

The Bible

Languages

Deitsch (“Pennsylvania Dutch”), Alemannic German, Plautdietsch, English, Spanish

The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496–1561), through his writings articulated, and thereby, formalized the teachings of earlier Swiss founders. The teachings of the Mennonites were founded on both the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ, which they held to with great conviction despite persecution by the various Catholic and Reformist states. Rather than fight, the majority survived by fleeing to neighboring “states” where ruling families were tolerant of their radical belief in adult baptism. Over the years, Mennonites have become known as one of the historic peace churches given their commitment to nonviolence.

From: Wikipedia



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