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 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?