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Plowshares - The Mennonites
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During the upheaval of the Protestant reformation in 1525, young adult Swiss scholars - who had been inspired by Ulrich Zwingli - followed their biblical convictions and re-baptized each other, leading to the term "Anabaptists." Their baptism of adult believers and not infants broke civil and religious laws of the day. In 1536, Menno Simons, a former Catholic priest in Holland, joined the Anabaptists whose network was growing in spite of intense persecution. Menno wrote and taught about the importance of community: sharing resources; supporting widows, their children and the poor; sister/brotherhood among believers; simple lifestyle; peacemaking; and servanthood. Mennonites today believe they are called to baptize adult believers; follow Christ's teachings in daily life; live out their lives in community with other believers; and work for peace, justice and reconciliation - worldwide and in interpersonal relationships.

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