Who Are the Mennonites?

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Mennonites are a Christian faith group that began in the 16th century. Currently there are over one million members world-wide. Mennonite beliefs and practices vary widely, but following Jesus in daily life is a central value, along with peacemaking. Menno Simons was an early prominent leader and eventually the group became known as “Mennonites” because of his name.

For Mennonites in Southern California go to New Anabaptist Voices and Urban and Anabaptist.

For a brief introduction to some key emphases and beliefs of Mennonites, along with true short stories illustrating the particular belief, go to What is an Anabaptist Christian?

For a brief summary of beliefs adopted by Mennonite World Conference, see Shared Convictions.