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Mennonites are an essentially conservative and usually evangelical Christians descended from the Anabaptist movement of the sixteenth century. In recent years some Mennonites have claimed an ethnic identity apart from religious beliefs. The movement owes its name to Menno Simons (1492-1559) whose followers eventually fled persecution and settled in Russia beginning in 1788. They began to emigrate to North America in the 1870s. Their theology stresses community and is strongly pacifist.




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