Pilgrim Pathways: Notes for a Diaspora People

Incarnational Discipleship

Peace Church Links

I. Peace Church Denominations

Algemene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit (The Anabaptist/Mennonite Church of the Netherlands)

Anabaptist Association of Australia & New Zealand

Anabaptist Network in South Africa (ANiSA)

Anabaptist Network (UK)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland (Mennonites in Germany)

Asociación de Menonitas de y Hermanos en Cristo (In Spain, Mennonites and Brethren in Christ are united in one association of congregations.)

Association des Églises Évangéliques Mennonites de France (AEEMF)

The Brethren Church (Ashland, OH) (One of the 2 main branches of “Dunkers” or “Brethren” in North America whose 18th C. origin stems from the encounters in Germany between Mennonites and radical Pietists. Originally The Brethren Church was a reform movement within the Brethren movement, but now it is the more conservative of the two groups.)

Brethren in Christ (of North America) (A blend of Anabaptist/Mennonite, German Pietist, and Wesleyan influences.)

Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches ( The Canadian section of Mennonite Brethren–originally a North American immigrant denomination of Russian-speaking Mennonites from the Ukraine–who had fled there from Poland.  Mennonite Brethren consider themselves both Anabaptist and Evangelical.)

Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Canadian Quakers)

Chiesa Evangelica Mennonita Italiana (Italian Mennonites)

Church of the Brethren (The more liberal or mainstream of the U.S. Dunker/Brethren–once an immigrant denomination from Germany that blended Anabaptist/Mennonite and radical Pietist influences under the leadership of Alexander Mack, and Alexander Mack, Jr.)

Church Communities International (Previously known as the Bruderhof or Hutterian Brethren, but the two have since parted ways.)

Community of Christ (Formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Moving from cultic Mormanism to more orthodox Christianity. Along with the name change, the denomination declared itself a peace church and has developed strong peacemaking organizations and ministries to follow through.)

Conservative Friends in the U.S.

Conservative Mennonite Conference (North America)

Evangelical Friends Church International (Programmed Meetings; Conservative Evangelical Friends who conform to the confession of faith known as the Richmond Declaration.)

Friends General Conference (Liberal Quakers in the USA)

Friends United Meeting (Centrist Quakers in the USA; Both Unprogrammed and Programmed Meetings0

Friends World Committee for Consultation

Hutterite Communities on the Web 

Menoniten der Konferenz der Schweiz/La Conférence Mennonite Suisse (The Swiss Mennonite Conference)

Mennonite Church Canada (Mainstream Mennonite denomination in Canada)

Mennonite Church, USA (Mainstream Mennonite denomination in the U.S.)

Mennonite World Conference (An international fellowship of Anabaptist denominations.)

U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (Mennonites who came to North America from Russia.)

II. Seminaries Related to Historic Peace Churches

Ashland Theological Seminary, 910 Center Street, Ashland, OH 44805 USA (Seminary of the Brethren Church.)

Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517 USA.

Ausbildungs- und Tagungszentrum Bienenberg

Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374 USA Seminary of the Church of the Brethren.

Earlham School of Religion, 228 College Avenue, Richmond, IN 47374 USA.  Graduate seminary of Earlham College. Related to Friends United Meeting. Since Quakers began without pastors (and this is still the norm of the tradition), formal theological education has been slow to develop, but this is ESR’s 50th anniversary (2010).

Eastern Mennonite Seminary, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802-2462.

Seminario Anabaustista Latinoamericana (SEMILLA), 16 Calle 15-56 zona 11, Colonia las Charcas, Guatemala City, Guatemala

Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC), 47 Queen’s Park Crescent, East, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C3 Canada. A graduate seminary of Conrad Grebel University College and a full constituent body of the ecumenical Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.

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