Hutterites

On this date in 1536 (March 31st), three ‪#‎Hutterites‬ were burned at the stake in ‪#‎Vienna‬, Austria. Their names were: Hieronymus Kals, Michael Seifensieder, and Hans Oberecker. They were just passing through the city on their way to the Tyrol (western Austria) when they were captured. Hieronymus was a schoolmaster amongst the Brethren in Moravia.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1565 (Feb. 26th), Francesco della Sega was executed by drowning in ‪#‎Venice‬, Italy. As a young adult, he had fallen under the influence of the antitrinitarian crowd in Venice. It is believed he was re-baptized while living in Italy. Later he heard about the ‪#‎Hutterites‬ and traveled to Moravia to visit several of their settlements. He was impressed, deciding to stay and request membership. Eventually he married within the Hutterian community and became a tailor. He was captured and arrested on a return trip to Italy in 1562.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1536 (Feb. 25th), Jacob Hutter was burned at the stake in the town square of ‪#‎Innsbruck‬, Austria. He was about 35 years old, a hatmaker by trade, and a leader of the ‪#‎Anabaptists‬ in the Tyrol. His followers later fled the region, and over the years experienced many deprivations and persecutions. But they survived as a community and became known to history as the ‪#‎Hutterites‬. Today they are found in the Great Plains states and Western Canada (about 45,000 persons in 460 colonies). They practice total community of goods, absolute pacifism, and simplicity in lifestyle.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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And here’s the videotape …

Meghan Roberts reports a hockey team of Hutterite women laced up their skates for a friendly match on Monday.
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“The Baker women incorporated their traditional skirts into their hockey uniforms by wearing them over skates and padding. Maendel said their uniforms help their game. ‘It’s an advantage. The hockey pants would be a fair bit more bulky. And it’s also lighter. So I think we can skate faster because of the skirts.’ … Though the game was friendly, someone had to walk away with a win. The Baker Hutterite Colony team took the game, with a final score of 6-1.”

An annual hockey tournament between the MacGregor Iron Maidens and women from the Baker Hutterite Colony drew a huge crowd on Louis Riel Day.
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On an uncertain date in February 1571, Wolf Binder was executed by beheading in ‪#‎Scharding‬ on the Inn, Austria. He was a ‪#‎Hutterite‬. (Engraving by Jan Luiken for Martyrs Mirror.)
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1528 (Jan. 30th), two men and three women were burned at the stake in ‪#‎Bamberg‬, Germany. They were ‪#‎Anabaptists‬. Their names were: Endres Weiss, Hans Weischenfelder, Elise Koch, Margarethe Petz and Katharina Rosner. Hans testified that he had been on his way to Moravia to join the Hutterites when apprehended.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this day in 1559 (Jan. 4th), Tillmann Schneider and Mathias Schmidt were executed in ‪#‎Aachen‬, Germany. They were ‪#‎Hutterites‬, part of a larger group that had been arrested in Aachen in 1558. (Engraving by Jan Luiken for Martyrs Mirror.)
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1546 (Nov. 22nd), four ‪#‎Hutterites‬ were beheaded in ‪#‎Vienna‬, Austria. Their names were: Blasius Beckh, Anthoni Keim, Leonhard Schneider, and Hans Staudacher.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1538 (Oct. 31st), ‪#‎Hutterite‬ leader Onophrius Griesinger was burned at the stake in ‪#‎Brixen‬, Italy.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1558 (Oct. 21st), Hans Weckh and his brother-in-law Heinrich Adams were executed in ‪#‎Aachen‬, Germany. They were ‪#‎Hutterites‬.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.
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The suspicion and opposition which greeted Hutterites when they first arrived in Canada in 1918 culminated in Alberta’s Land Sales Prohibition Act (1942–1947) and the Communal Property Act (1947–1973) which are now described by the Canadian Human Rights website as ‘among the most blatant discriminatory pieces of legislation in Canadian history.’ That is why the niqab issue raises so many red flags for me, personally.”

As a woman from the Hutterite culture I have spent my writing career trying to rehabilitate decades of hostilities and misrepresentations about my people an…
ARLINGTON, S.D. — His eyes welling with tears, Simon Decker recalled the devastating blow inflicted nearly five months ago when avian flu wiped out 65,000 turkeys and 40,000 chickens on his eastern…
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On this date in 1585 (Aug. 13th), three ‪#‎Hutterites‬ were executed by beheading in ‪#‎Burghausen‬, Germany. Their names were: Hans Aichner, Wolf Raufer, and Jorg Bruckmaier.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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Eight Suggestions for How MC USA Should Get Out of This Mess

1. Fire Ervin Stutzman immediately. No severance, no pension. Hire Lin Garber (Boston Mennonite) for one 4-year term as MC USA Executive Director.

2. Drop the word “missional” from all MC USA documents and PR materials. Cancel all church growth seminars and other events promoting a worldly evangelistic world-view.

3. Give pink slips to the Mennonite convention organizing staff. Thank them for their service, and let them go.

4. Going forward, hold adult conventions separately from youth gatherings, each event at a different location with different dates. Conventions should be organized with the goal of drawing no more than 1,500 persons.

5. Cancel all convention center reservations in Florida and immediately book the Goshen College campus for Convention 2017. Put the Assembly Mennonite congregation (Karl Shelly, pastor) in charge of logistics planning, in conjunction with the Garberite collective in Elkhart. Put Sara Wenger Shenk in charge of planning the program. The concept “bigger is always better” should be abandoned, to be replaced by guidelines based on traditional Mennonite values: simplicity, modesty, thrift, economy, humility.

6. Place an upper limit of $75 on Convention registration fees, with a sliding scale for low-income persons, including a bottom rate of zero dollars for those who can’t afford to pay anything. Make the registration form small enough to fit on a postcard, and then put it on a postcard. The goal would be to hold a bare-bones convention that could be paid for with a lean mean budget of $100,000.

7. Open up sororal and fraternal relations with our sisters and brothers in the Anabaptist/pacifist tradition: Amish, Brethren, Hutterite, Bruderhof, Quaker, and others. Move away from relations with groups in the Right-Wing Evangelical Republican traditions.

8. Send communications to all Lancaster Mennonite Conference churches that they will be gladly accepted back into the fold, upon receipt of a letter of apology from the Lancaster Bishop Board addressed to Executive Director Lin Garber and signed in Keith Weaver’s blood (obtained non-violently, of course).

Altro…

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On this date in 1592 (July 27th), a ‪#‎Hutterite‬ named Matthias Mair was executed by drowning somewhere in the Baden region of southern Germany. He was a native of Tyrol, Austria, and had been a Hutterite deacon for four decades. (Engraving by Jan Luiken for “Martyrs Mirror.”)
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1560 (July 19th), Hans Leitner and Klaus Felbinger were beheaded in ‪#‎Landshut‬, Bavaria, Germany. They were ‪#‎Hutterites‬.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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On this date in 1585 (July 5th), Leonhard Summerauer was beheaded in ‪#‎Burghausen‬, Germany. He was a ‪#‎Hutterite‬.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Martyrs Series.

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