At their annual meeting May 18–19, 2018, in Kitchener, Ontario, the Global Anabaptist-Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) management board agreed on a plan for increasing the number of articles by authors from the global church. In collaboration with Mennonite World Conference’s annual Renewal 2027 event, GAMEO will solicit 20 new articles each year from writers in the country that hosts the commemoration event.
This year, Francis Ojwang, co-author of Forward in Faith: A Seventy-Year Journey, 1942-2012 (a history of Kenyan Mennonite Church), has agreed to write a series of congregational and biographical profiles from Kenya.
In 2019, when the Renewal 2027 event moves to Costa Rica, GAMEO editors will focus on expanding articles from that country.
In addition, editors agreed to work on updating the theological articles in GAMEO during the coming year, while also moving forward with targeted updates of several specific North American Anabaptist groups.
The digital encyclopedia now includes over 16,400 articles and receives nearly 1300 daily visits. GAMEO is housed by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College and is supported by contributions from a wide range of North American historical societies, educational institutions, and private individuals.
“GAMEO continues to be an authoritative online resource for information relevant to Anabaptist-Mennonite life, history, and thought,” says general editor John Roth.
[GAMEO management board release