Anabaptist witness in the face of suffering did not end in Europe in the 16th century. Read the stories of believers from around the world who have continued to bear witness to their faith at great cost.

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Alexander Neufeld — Part II

The following is adapted from a 2015 interview with Alexander Neufeld, a member of the Association of Mennonite Brethren in Germany (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brüdergemeinden). Look for Part I here. I have grown up with the heritage from my grandparents and parents. My grandmother’s husband, her six brothers and her brother-in-law all were in labor camps during  Keep Reading…

Alexander Neufeld — Part I

As a young man, Alexander Neufeld (Association of Mennonite Brethren in Germany — Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Brüdergemeinden) lived in Estonia, where he studied computer engineering at university. There he was involved with the Christian youth movement in the country and part of a coordinated effort to smuggle German and Russian-language Bibles into the Soviet Union. Because of his  Keep Reading…

Emmanuel Wayindama

The following excerpt is taken from Jim Bertsche, “That’s all you can do to me,” in The Jesus Tribe: Grace stories from Congo’s Mennonites, 1912-2012 ed. Rod Hollinger-Janzen, Nancy Myers and Jim Bertsche (Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies, 2012): 71-72. Co-published with the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism. The first warning Pastor  Keep Reading…

Adi Walujo

Adi Walujo is a pastor in GITJ (Gereja Injili di Tanah Jawa) or the Javanese Mennonite Church in Indonesia. He shared this story with the Bearing Witness Stories Project during Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2016. The following is an edited version of his interview. The churches I work with are in a rural area. Several  Keep Reading…

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