Initiatives

The Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism manages four initiatives designed to connect global church members to each other and to relevant scholarship.

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  • The Bearing Witness Stories Project is a collaborative, web-based effort to gather stories of faithful witness to Christ in the face of persecution and suffering. The project, which counts on participation from at least five different Anabaptist traditions, may be thought of as a “Martyrs’ Mirror for the 21st Century.” Visit the Bearing Witness Stories Project website to learn more about the project and to read excerpts from the current collection.
  • The Global Anabaptist Wiki is a user-generated global archives where church members can post information about their group in the language of choice with space for photos, articles, curriculum, and other resources.
  • The Mennonite World Conference Global Anabaptist Profile is a survey of faith and practices (along with basic demographic information) of 25 selected groups, based on the MWC “Shared Convictions” and supported by a series of interviews. The project, completed in the summer of 2015, is the first systematic study of MWC member churches.
  • Texts in Translation is an effort to make creative theological and historical work from outside North America accessible to new readers, in recognition of the careful, creative reflection on matters of faith and identity that is happening around the world.