When Jeremy Wiebe heard that the remaining inventory of Mennonites in Canada (volumes 1–3) were in danger of being shredded to save warehouse storage fees, he took action. Using his…
The long-awaited volume 4 subject and author index to the internationally read Mennonitische Rundschau has been completed thanks to Bert Friesen, with financial support from the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The 1,394-page index provides simplified access to the German-language paper in the years 1910–1919. Friesen indexed the periodical with a fine-toothed comb so that researchers could find the proverbial “needle in a hay stack.”
After two years of design and development, the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID) is live for public use at archives.mhsc.ca. “Never before has the public had this kind of access…
A young girl stands next to the brick wall at Winkler’s Bethel Heritage Park. “Why are these bricks here?” she asks her mother. “That is what this Wall of Remembrance will do,” said Mennonite Central Committee representative Tina Fehr Kehler in her address at the dedication service on September 11, 2011.
Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and MennonitesAuthor: Donald B. KraybillDo you get your Old Order Amish confused with Beachy Amish Mennonite? Many people find distinctions between the 205 North American Mennonite-related groups and core beliefs confusing. In this concise encyclopedia, Donald Kraybill – known for his work on the Amish, and for penning the classic Upside Down Kingdom – attempts to describe these groups who gain their spiritual inspiration from the Anabaptist reformation.
Helmut T. Huebert’s aim has always been to “help people gain a better understanding of Mennonite history, and in many cases their own family history,” said the researcher, author, and historian, in a phone interview. “Partnering with GAMEO will help make that happen.”
In an attempt to make more of its resources available to churches and individuals, the Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) hired Janelle Hume in spring 2009 to scan papers presented at Mennonite Brethren study conferences. Since 1956, these study conferences have been held regularly, seeking to address both doctrinal and ethical issues that arise within church life.