Stephanie Chase, Abe J. Dueck, Zacharie Leclair and Conrad Stoesz are the 2016 recipients of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s MB studies project grants.
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.”
The Last Objectors Writer/Director: Andrew Wall Producer: Trevor Suffield Executive Producers: Kyle Bornais, Cam Bennett “The [Mennonite Heritage Centre] archives wanted to capture the spirit of conscientious objectors on camera:…
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.
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.
“Some experts speculate that the last few decades will be some of the poorest documented in history because the information created or the media it resides on will not stand the test of time,” says Conrad Stoesz, archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Centre and the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies.