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Many of the members are first or second generation migrants from Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and even Ontario, Canada.
All of these groups define Christian discipleship, at least partly, in terms of resisting aspects of modern culture, such as formal high school education beyond the eighth grade, urbanization, mass communications (including television and in some cases telephones), the appropriate use or nonuse of technology in farming and transportation, and occupations which remove the individual from working with the soil and/or one's hands.
Because of a commitment to not only believe in the importance of scripture but also act on that belief, Mennonites have become increasingly recognized as leaders in the art of conflict resolution — even on an international scale.
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The largest and fastest-growing Mennonite church in the U. is an African-American congregation in Hampton, Va.
In the global Mennonite family, which numbers nearly 1.2 million, people of color now comprise the majority of members. In 2015 MC Canada congregations worshiped in 18 different languages. We believe that the best response to cynicism, doubt and isolation is to invite both friends and strangers to share the burdens and joys of life together — in Christ’s new community.
Many are calling for Mennonites to speak more boldly — to talk the walk.
Throughout history, religious faith has helped people understand the meaning of life and helped to bring some cohesive social order.
Included here are the Old Order Amish settlements in Lawrence, Carroll, and Hickman counties established in 1944, 1975, and 1982, respectively, and groups classified as Beechy Amish, Mennonite Fellowship, or Christian Community near Bolivar, Paris, Winchester, Crossville, Cookeville, Sparta, and Clarkrange, as well as the Cumberland Mountain community near Monterey.