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  Bruderhof Communities - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bruderhof was founded in Germany in 1920 by Eberhard Arnold, a philosophy student and an intellectual speaker inspired by the German Youth Movement in post-World War I.
In 1973, the Bruderhof leadership apologized for the problems at the Forest River colony and in 1974 the Bruderhof was reunited with all branches of the Hutterian Church.
Community Playthings, a line of classroom furniture and toys, was developed during the 1950s and soon became the Bruderhof’s main source of income.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bruderhof_Communities   (1634 words)

 Intentional community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most common form of governance in intentional communities is democratic (64%), with decisions made by some form of consensus decision-making or voting.
Of the remainder, 9% have a hierarchical or authoritarian structure, 11% are a combination of democratic and hierarchical structure, and 16% don't specify.
Many communities which were initially led by an individual or small group have changed in recent years to a more democratic form of governance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Intentional_community   (428 words)

 Religious Movements Homepage: BRUDERHOF
The Bruderhof claim that their roots go back to the time of the Radical Reformation of early 16th century Europe, when thousands of Anabaptists left the institutional church to seek a life of simplicity, brotherhood, and nonviolence.
The basis of their beliefs within communal life comes from the teachings of Christ in the New Testament, especially from Matthew chapters five through seven which are commonly known as Jesus' sermon on the mount.
The young adults are encouraged to leave the community for a minimum of one year before deciding whether or not to become a member of the Bruderhof community.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/Bruderh.html   (2009 words)

 Religious cults and sects, doctrines and practices - Bruderhof
The community, which acquired the name of its charismatic leader, Jakob Hutter (tortured and burned as a heretic in 1536), still survives, mostly in the western sections of the United States and Canada with a population of about 20,000.
The Bruderhof is a christian sect that started in Germany in the 1920s before moving to Paraguay in the 1930s to avoid Nazi rule.
The Bruderhof, self-proclaimed as the good guy, denounce their critics as the demonic enemies of faith and adopt a complex legal, public relations, and extra-legal strategy to quiet their those who disagree with them.
www.apologeticsindex.org /b16.html   (742 words)

 Who are the Mennonites? - Third Way Cafe - Mennonite Media
The Bruderhof began in Germany in 1920 by Eberhard Arnold.
The Hutterian Brethren practice community of goods, as first established in Moravia in 1529 and re-established by Jakob Hutter in 1533 according to the example of the first church in Jerusalem.
Because of the persecution in National Socialist Germany, the Cotswald Bruderhof was established in England in 1936.
www.thirdway.com /Menno/glossary.asp?ID=16   (294 words)

 Contested Narratives - Telling "The Bruderhof Story"
The Bruderhof relocated in 1927 to Fulda, Germany, to the Rhoen community.
Bruderhof members steadfastly refused to cooperate with the Nazis, to surrender their sons for compulsory military service, or to utter the oath of allegiance to the Nazi race-based salvation state.
The Bruderhof has steadfastly opposed my research and refused to assist me. At the beginning of my research, I informed the Bruderhof and ex-members of my belief that the spiritual crises of Bruderhof young men and women were related to the central tenets of their theology, practice, church discipline and communal life.
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The founder of The Bruderhof communities, Eberhard Arnold, had studied the Anabaptist, particuillarly the Hutterites, and found he had much in common with their early belief's and practices -particullarly community of goods.
I was a member of the Bruderhof at the time when they were starting to separate from the Hutterites, and at the time when they were taking a less pacifistic attitude toward their "enemies".
The seven "Arnoldleut" communities were expelled by the larger part of the Hutterite church, and recently by the remainder.
thingy.apana.org.au /~fun/bruderhof/970702-wxc.txt   (713 words)

 CBS Attacks Bruderhof Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bruderhof communities don't begin to fit the establishment's own definition of a "cult" which usually boils down to 1) total isolation from the outside world and 2) total obedience to a maniacal leader.
The Bruderhof communities are Christian communities in the Anabaptist tradition.
The Bruderhof communities attempt to emulate the communal life of the early Christian communities and oppose all forms of violence.
www.refuseandresist.org /other_fronts/040597bruderhof-cbs.html   (354 words)

 PoughkeepsieJournal.com - Bruderhof live, work in shared simplicity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tucked away in a humble community are a close-knit group of families who base their lives on worship of God and service to others.
Since the Bruderhof are a ''letter-writing culture,'' they're trying to preserve history and share some of the flavor of the community through the museum.
The Woodcrest Bruderhof is purchased in the Hudson Valley, consisting of 250 acres in Rifton.
www.poughkeepsiejournal.com /projects/cultures/lo080903s4.shtml   (1319 words)

 Home > Society & Culture > Religion > Faiths & Practices > Christianity > Denominations > Bruderhof Communities
Bruderhof Foundation, The - Photo galleries illustrate the activities of this non-profit organization in the fields of community service, education, outreach and bridge-building, and publishing.
Bruderhof Communities in the UK - The British branch of the Bruderhof Communities is a registered charity established for the advancement of the Christian faith.
Bruderhof Musuem - Timelines and essays document the history of the Bruderhof Communities, a Christian community movement started in 1920.
www.skaffe.com /viewCat/77956   (251 words)

 Hutterite investigated
The accusations may simply be the underpinnings of a political and religious power grab by the smaller and newer Bruderhof communities, said Jeff Sveen, a lawyer representing several Hutterite communities in South Dakota.
Keiderling, a Bruderhof spokesman and corporate vice-president, said Bruderhofs were concerned about the Hutterites' tolerance of promiscuous sex, specifically minors having sex and the possibility of criminal sex between adults and children.
Christian Domer, Bruderhof corporate president, said he expected the Hutterites would say the allegations were simply part of a series of systematic defamation of Hutterites by the Bruderhof.
www.recordonline.com /1997/9-12-97/sujmfede.htm   (1139 words)

 Society Religion_and_Spirituality Christianity Denominations Anabaptist Bruderhof_Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bruderhof Museum: The History of the Bruderhof Communities.
The story of a young bruderhof member who faces cancer and through faith, courage, hope and the prayers of the bruderhof community, finds the true meaning of life through death.
Darvell and Beechgrove Bruderhofs, the British branch of the Bruderhof Communities, a movement rooted in early Christian traditions.
www.highway61.com /Top/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Anabaptist/Bruderhof_Communities   (427 words)

 Anabaptist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some writers prefer to distinguish institutionally lineal descendants (Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites) and spiritual descendants (Baptists, Brethren, and the Bruderhof Communities; the Quakers share the distinction of also being a peace church).
This movement, sometimes referred to as 'neo-anabaptism', includes theologians and communities from wide diversity of Christian denominations which are not part of the Historic Peace Churches, yet who see in the witness of the 16th century radical reformers an authentic witness to early Christianity and to the life and teachings of Christ.
Neo-Anabaptist communities are often identifiable by their desire to live as a prophetic alternative to larger society through their commitment to Christ’s Sermon on the Mount as normative for the Christian life when empowered by the Holy Spirit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anabaptist   (3665 words)

In their experience, community cannot be built on sentimental ideals of human goodness, or for the fulfillment of personal agendas.
Roots of the Bruderhof movement can be found in Anabaptism and in the Radical Reformation of the early 1500s, when thousands left the institutional churches to live a life of sharing and nonviolence in Christian communities.
In 1937, after two raids by the secret police, the community was forcibly dissolved and members were given 48 hours to leave the country.
www.faithandvalues.com /fg_profiles/BC.asp   (619 words)

 In the Bruderhof 1988-1990
Johann Christoph Arnold is the son of the son of the "founder" of the Bruderhof communities, Eberhard Arnold.
That meant that ALL SIX of the eastern Bruderhof communities had assembled their Brotherhoods, and were connected to one another via the telephone and respective public address systems.
Bruderhof individuals use these moments to then vent the kind of normal human emotions that a person living in the wider society has the opportunity to release, on a daily basis, in very natural ways.
www.perefound.org /js_arch.html   (23372 words)

 Church on the Web International Directory - Life Centers - Retreats - Communities - Camps
The Bruderhof is an international community movement rooted in Anabaptist and early Christian traditions, committed to nonviolence, justice, and fellowship, based on Christ's 'Sermon on the Mount'....
Danthonia Bruderhof Community, the Australian branch of the Bruderhof Communities, a movement rooted in early Christian traditions.
Community of Disciples Website!  Regular updates will be made to keep you informed about the great events that are happening within our cluster and to provide visitors with an overview of our parish activities....
churchontheweb.com /links/lifecenters-retreats-communities-camps.htm   (827 words)

 Parish priest lends support to threatened Bruderhof Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Catholic Church has lent its support to the Bruderhof Community in northern NSW ahead of a meeting tomorrow with Federal Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone.
The community - dubbed by the media as 'cousins' of the Amish - has had 30 of its members deported to the US and the UK because the government will not renew their temporary visas.
Founded in Germany in 1920, Bruderhof is an international movement of Christian communities that are located in North America, Europe and Australia.
www.cathnews.com /news/503/93.html   (419 words)

 Bruderhofers Books
The community that failed: an account of twenty-two years in Bruderhof communes in Europe and South America.
Sendbrief from the Alm Bruderhof to the Rhon Bruderhof (The Hutterian Society of Brothers, Eds.
The Bruderhof and the Hutterites in historical context.
lib.sdstate.edu /hutterite/brudbks1.html   (476 words)

 Washington Post | PhotoVoyage | The Bruderhof
Today, nine Bruderhof communities - six in the eastern United States, two in England and one in Australia - are home to more than 3,000 members.
The basis of Bruderhof life is the Bible's New Testament teachings on love of neighbor, nonviolence, mutual service and faithfulness in marriage.
The Bruderhof movement is dedicated to the principle of unity.
photovoyage.auroraquanta.com /pv/bruderhof   (159 words)

 Bruderhof Communities in the UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bruderhof Communities in the UK Bruderhof Communities in the UK Company No: 455366             Charity No: 229226
Our communities work for all the principles of the Christian faith including community life, reconciliation and non-violence, education, and the alleviation of poverty and suffering.
We wish to testify in word and deed that love, justice, truth and peace are the will of God for all humanity.
www.bruderhof.co.uk   (116 words)

 -- Beliefnet.com
For that, the Bruderhof are both praised and condemned.
The Bruderhof, founded in post-World War I Germany in 1920 by Arnold's grandparents, Eberhard and Emmy Arnold, was theologically influenced by the Anabaptists, Christians who rejected state churches, infant baptism, and the taking of human life.
People are expected to work within the community, but Bruderhof members are not paid for their services.
www.beliefnet.com /story/37/story_3795_1.html   (459 words)

My daughter Xaverie had grown up in the Bruderhof with her mother, after I was asked to leave and subsequently realized I was emotionally incapable of living in the community, and in the marriage.
In spite of the fact that most had followed obediently the Bruderhof's warning not to contact other ex-members (because doing so would prevent any possibility of return to the community) they all were eager for news about the others and asked for their addresses.
I talked with exiles from the "Great Crisis of 1960-1961" (in which hundreds of members were expelled from the Bruderhof communities in Paraguay), who were living in dire poverty, and with survivors of various subsequent mass exclusions from the American Bruderhof communities.
www.raysender.com /heart.html   (2006 words)

 Plough Publishing House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the publishing activity of Bruderhof Communities in the UK, Plough seeks to inform, encourage, and challenge a wide range of thinkers and seekers on a variety of topics.
Some of these titles are authored by Bruderhof members, others by thinkers whom we feel have significant things to say to modern society.
In this time-honored manifesto, Arnold adds his voice to the vital discussion of what real intentional community is all about: love, joy, unity, and the great "adventure of faith" shared with others along the way.
www.plough.com   (2424 words)

 Communities (Links)
Country and spiritual communities founded in the forties by Lanza del Vasto, a Christian disciple of Gandhi.
Cohousing is the modern approach to reclaiming a traditional village lifestyle where rich, intergenerational relationships, cooperation, and sustainability are the norm.
An ecumenical Christian community whose members have pooled their lives for prayer, evangelization and service to the poor in Maine and Haiti.
peopleinaction.info /archive/communities.html   (197 words)

 former Bruderhof members/residents KIT Newsletter December 1997 Volume IX #12
Plaintiff THE BRUDERHOF is a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York and has its principal location at the Woodcrest Bruderhof, [DELETED].
THE BRUDERHOF's purpose is for its members to live together in the spirit of, and obedience to, the teachings of Christ as was done by Christians throughout the centuries.
Central tenets of THE BRUDERHOF are the spirit of love as professed by Jesus and a respect for family, children, purity in relationships and lifelong faithfulness in marriage.
www.perefound.org /B_vs_3.html   (2185 words)

 The Bruderhof Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Bruderhof Foundation was formed in New York in 1956 as a non-profit faith-based organization, fostering the spirit of caring, community, and reconciliation through educational and charitable activities around the world.
A copy of the latest annual report for the Foundation may be obtained, upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY, 10271, or on the Internet, at www.guidestar.org.
The Bruderhof Foundation, Inc. is a recognized tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
www.bruderhoffoundation.org   (117 words)

 New System of Adjustable Tables Hits School and Nursery Market
The tables can be viewed at www.communityplaythings.co.uk and one of the staff is always ready to discuss your needs with you.
Community Playthings designs and manufactures quality children’s furniture and toys and is the main funding source for the charity Bruderhof Communities in the UK, a faith-based group of families and singles founded in Europe in 1920.
An educational community influenced by Froebel, Pestalozzi, and other progressive thinkers, the Bruderhof gave Community Playthings a foundation it has built on through over half a century in business: letting children be children, and putting their needs first.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/1/prwebxml198100.php   (612 words)

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