Some think it ironic that the region with the largest concentration of Mennonites in Canada east of Winnipeg is also a booming centre of Canada’s high tech industry. Some find it insulting that this is ever considered ironic. Those who find it ironic think of Mennonites as averse to technology. When they think of Waterloo … More Rage against the Machines. Or Not.
Dear Swiss Mennonites, On behalf of my fellow Russian Mennonites – and especially on behalf of Josiah Neufeld – I would like to apologize for sometimes forgetting about your existence.* Most of us, of course, don’t actually erase you from Canada’s history in a major Canadian newspaper. But still, we all sometimes get so carried … More An open letter to Mennonites of Swiss descent
According to a very good but unverifiable source, when the Mennonite Brethren split from the Kirchliche Mennonite in the Russian Molotschna colony in 1860, they did so at least in part because of sausage. Which, if you have met more than two Mennonites of Russian Mennonite descent, makes sense. We still argue about sausage. Traditionally, … More A Good Old-Fashioned Mennonite Farmer Sausage Party