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  • Dominican Republic - Anabaptistwiki
    Dominican Republic is inhabited mostly by people of mixed European and African origins It suffers from a huge gap between the rich and the poor with the richest being the white descendants of Spanish settlers who own most of the land and the poorest comprising people of African descent In between the mixed race majority controls much of the commerce In 2006 there were five organized Anabaptist related groups officially associated with Mennonite World Conference MWC with a total membership of 4 587 2 Click the following link to learn more about other Anabaptist related groups in the Caribbean Central and South America Create new articles that tell stories about the Anabaptists of Dominican Republic and insert links to those stories here Click here to learn more about stories Contents 1 Anabaptist Related Groups 2 Annotated Bibliography 3 External Links 4 Citations Anabaptist Related Groups In 2006 there were five Anabaptist related groups officially associated with MWC in the Dominican Republic as well as other independent or unaffiliated groups Church of God in Christ Mennonite Concilio Nacional Menonita Faro Divino Conferencia Evangélica Menonita Inc Consejo Evangélico Menonita Dominicana Iglesia Bethel Hermanos en Cristo Iglesia de los Hermanos Dominicana Asociacion Koinonia

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  • Democratic Republic of the Congo - Anabaptistwiki
    Ethnicity Over 200 African ethnic groups of which the majority are Bantu the four largest tribes Mongo Luba Kongo all Bantu and the Mangbetu Azande Hamitic make up about 45 of the population 1 Groups Associated with MWC 3 2006 2 Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches 216 268 2006 2 The Democratic Republic of the Congo a country in central Africa with a population of 68 692 542 1 The Democratic Republic of the Congo has the second largest Anabaptist population in the world behind the United States 2006 In 2006 the country had three Anabaptist related groups officially associated with Mennonite World Conference and a total membership of 216 268 2 Create new articles that tell stories about the Anabaptists of Democratic Republic of the Congo and insert links to those stories here Click here to learn more about stories Contents 1 Anabaptist Related Groups 2 Annotated Bibliography 3 External Links 4 Citations Anabaptist Related Groups In 2006 there were three Anabaptist related groups officially associated with MWC in Angola Communauté des Eglises de Frères Mennonites au Congo Communauté Evangélique Mennonite Communauté Mennonite au Congo Annotated Bibliography External Links D R Congo on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online Mennonite

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  • Creating Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Ecuatoriana, Ecuador - Anabaptistwiki
    not exist yet To create the page start typing in the box below see the help page for more info If you are here by mistake click your browser s back button Warning You are recreating a page that was previously deleted You should consider whether it is appropriate to continue editing this page The deletion and move log for this page are provided here for convenience 19 21 23 April 2010 Michaelmiller Talk contribs deleted page Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Ecuatoriana Ecuador languages infobox storiesblock PageName Ecuador Ecuador Anabaptist Related Groups Annotated Bibliography External Links http ww and the only contributor was Lukasd Warning You are not logged in Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits If you log in or create an account your edits will be attributed to your username along with other benefits Anti spam check Do NOT fill this in Summary Please note that all contributions to Anabaptistwiki may be edited altered or removed by other contributors If you do not want your writing to be edited mercilessly then do not submit it here You are also promising us that you wrote this yourself or copied it from a public domain

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  • El Salvador - Anabaptistwiki
    7 other religions 2 3 none 16 8 2003 est Ethnicity mestizo 90 white 9 Amerindian 1 1 Groups Associated with MWC 2 2006 2 Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches 588 2006 2 El Salvador is a country in Central America with a population of 7 185 218 July 2009 estimate 1 In 2006 there were two organized Anabaptist related groups officially associated with Mennonite World Conference MWC with a total membership of 588 2 Click the following link to learn more about other Anabaptist related groups in the Caribbean Central and South America Create new articles that tell stories about the Anabaptists of El Salvador and insert links to those stories here Click here to learn more about stories Contents 1 Anabaptist Related Groups 2 Annotated Bibliography 3 External Links 4 Citations Anabaptist Related Groups In 2006 there were two Anabaptist related groups officially associated with MWC in El Salvador as well as other independent or unaffiliated groups Iglesia Evangélica Menonita Iglesia Evangélica Menonita de El Salvador Church of God in Christ Mennonite Annotated Bibliography External Links El Salvador on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online Citations 1 0 1 1 1 2 El Salvador CIA World Factbook https www

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  • Meserete Kristos Church, Ethiopia - Anabaptistwiki
    Haile Selassie I emperor of Ethiopia since 1930 saw his power instantly disappear as the military managed to successfully take over the government 7 This coup represented a significant transition from the previous monarchical system utilized for centuries toward a communist oriented government In general it looked as if the government would produce positive reforms as they enacted drastic land reform policies and deprived landlords of their oppressive power however the outcome for religious organizations looked bleaker As the communist government gained more power and espoused atheist Marxist values resistance against religious organizations increased Study materials that contained anything other than Marxist doctrine were suspect and eligible for confiscation Therefore all church study materials MKC produced had to be hidden and smuggled from place to place The communist government instituted a program in which everybody had to attend meetings numerous times a week presenting Marxist philosophy These party indoctrination classes were in large part an effort to re educate citizens and provide a deterrent from any other services deemed counter revolutionary Beginning in 1977 the government issued a law decreeing that no person under the age of thirty would be allowed to attend church 7 Some young people defied and circumvented this law by dressing up in older style clothes to prevent themselves from being caught It was also during this time that the government began to enact physical barriers against religious organizations around the country including MKC These acts of aggression against the church included arresting church leaders forbidding church meetings and encouraging thugs to beat up MKC members 7 In January 1982 the Marxist government confiscated all of Meserete Kristos offices worship buildings bank accounts and physical property In addition to the confiscation of property six of MKCs leaders were arrested and held in detention for 50 months 7 They were kept in cramped conditions knowing that at any moment they could be executed These six MKC leaders included Kelifa Ali Kiros Bihon Shamsudin Abdo Negash Kebede Abebe Gorfe and Tilahun Beyene While these church leaders were in jail and with no buildings to congregate in church members took it upon themselves to hold church services in private A law was in place at the time stating that nobody could meet in groups larger than five people except on holidays Recognizing the magnitude of this law MKC members organized a network of cells in which members would meet at each others houses in groups of five A majority of these cells did not include any form of leaders or trained pastors because there weren t enough leaders to go around but rather were comprised of ordinary church goers There was always the constant risk of police raids so members communicated by word of mouth and attendees entered and left the house individually 11 This cell organization allowed the underground MKC to flourish as people intimately shared their personal faith in small groups of trusted friends Attendance grew exponentially as people became disillusioned with the communist system and were searching for meaning in life other than Marxist doctrine The Meserete Kristos Church officially ceased to exist however the democratization process in 1992 initiated by the newly founded government allowed the church to reemerge and obtain some of its lost property 12 This ten year period of underground activity didn t serve the communist government s intended purpose of decreasing church attendance Rather it signified a drastic explosion in church membership as numbers rose from 5 000 to 34 000 members 12 Meserete Kristos College edit In 1983 throughout the years Meserete Kristos Church was operating underground Yeshitila Mengistu Kedir Dolchume Tadesse Negawo Siyum Gebretsadik and Shemelis Rega began to give informal leadership training 13 This informal training allowed various congregations to train elders and evangelists In 1994 the Meserete Kristos Church Bible Institute MKCBI was founded in order to provide biblical training to pastors evangelists and leaders within Ethiopia 13 In 1997 MKCBI was reorganized as the Meserete Kristos College 13 Today Meserete Kristos College has been fundamental in addressing the constant need for church leadership as church membership continues to rapidly expand According to the Meserete Kristos College website they currently offer three programs A two year Diploma in Bible and Christian Ministries in the Amharic Language a two year Advanced Diploma in Bible and Christian Ministries and a four year Baccalaureate Degree in Bible and Christian Ministries in the English Language Contemporary Trends edit In the last few years Meserete Kristos Church has made some fundamental decisions centered around social issues On October 6 7 2006 the Meserete Kristos Church General Assembly voted in favor of allowing polygamous converts to become members within the church and to allow women to hold leadership positions 14 The first vote a decision to allow polygamous converts to join MKC marks a definitive stance for the church as it seeks to find a representative standpoint on a continent where polygamous marriage is common The Assembly came to the decision after discussion about the effects polygamous marriage would have on the church Defending their stance Assembly members stated that denying polygamous converts outright would place the divorced wives and children at risk 14 It has been shown that divorcing multiple wives and children causes them suffering and increased susceptibility Once a polygamous convert enters the church they are no longer allowed to marry additional wives Monogamy still constitutes the underlying principle within MKC and any member who practices polygamous practices will have their membership revoked After this decision MKC hopes they will be able to improve their witness among polygamous sections of the populace especially in Muslim areas 14 The second vote taken by the Meserete Kristos Church General Assembly marked the first time women were allowed to hold congressional office 14 Before this point women were discouraged from participating in leadership positions There weren t any specific policies stating that leadership positions be filled by males but tradition and order played a strong role in keeping females from attaining higher office

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  • Creating Association des Eglises Evangéliques Mennonites de France - Anabaptistwiki
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  • Germany - Anabaptistwiki
    and Bosniaks Turks 1 6 German 0 9 other or unspecified 2 4 2001 census 1 Groups Associated with MWC 9 2006 2 Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches 32 776 2006 2 Germany is a Central European country bordering the Baltic and North Seas In 2006 there were nine official Anabaptist related groups affiliated with Mennonite World Conference and 32 776 members of these groups 2 Create new articles that tell stories about the Anabaptists of Germany and insert links to those stories here Click here to learn more about stories Contents 1 Anabaptist Related Groups 2 Annotated Bibliography 3 External Links 4 Citations Anabaptist Related Groups edit In 2006 there were nine official Anabaptist related groups affiliated with Mennonite World Conference Broederschap der Amish Mennonieten Centre Mennonite de Bruxelles Annotated Bibliography edit External Links edit German Mennonite Church Consortium Arbeitsgemeinschaft Mennonitischer Gemeinden in Deutschland AMG German Mennonite Brethren Church Consortium Arbeitsgemeinschaft der mennonitischen Brüdergemeinden in Deutschland AMBD Alliance of Baptism minded Congregations Bund Taufgesinnter Gemeinden BTG AGAPE Organization for Mennonite Home Mission AGAPE Gemeindewerk Mennonitische Heimatmission Germany on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online Citations edit 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 4 1 5 Germany CIA

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  • Ghana - Anabaptistwiki
    Protestant 18 6 Catholic 15 1 other 11 Muslim 15 9 traditional 8 5 other 0 7 none 6 1 2000 census Ethnicity Akan 45 3 Mole Dagbon 15 2 Ewe 11 7 Ga Dangme 7 3 Guan 4 Gurma 3 6 Grusi 2 6 Mande Busanga 1 other tribes 1 4 other 7 8 2000 census 1 Groups Associated with MWC 1 2006 2 Membership in MWC Affiliated Churches 4 820 2006 2 Ghana is a country in western Africa with a population of 23 832 495 July 2009 estimate 1 It is bordered by Benin Burkina Faso Ivory Coast and Togo 1 In 2006 there was one organized Anabaptist related group officially associated with Mennonite World Conference MWC with 61 total members 2 Contents 1 Stories 2 Anabaptist Related Groups 3 Annotated Bibliography 4 External Links 5 Citations Stories Create new articles that tell stories about the Anabaptists of Ghana and insert links to those stories here Click here to learn more about stories Anabaptist Related Groups In 2006 there was one Anabaptist related groups officially associated with MWC in Ghana as well as other independent and unaffiliated groups Ghana Mennonite Church African Faith Tabernacle Church Annotated Bibliography

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