Historical Reflection

Written by: Linda Maendel on Friday, April 6th, 2012

While reading the tragic, blood-curdling accounts of Canada’s Residential Schools, I was struck once again by how torturous it must have been for parents during that period -- where a dreadful decision by powerful government and church leaders forcibly separated children from families, effectively destroying a people’s future, in the name of assimilating them into an enemy culture.

My mind wandered to Europe and some dismal chapters of my own Hutterite history involving a similar decision, but with a drastically different outcome. What i....

The Launch of Hutterites.org

Written by: Mark Waldner on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Finally, after two years of on-again off-again work, after lots of planning, changes, updates, calls and emails, we are finally launching hutterites.org!
The purpose of Hutterites.org is to share our lifestyle with an interested audience. We realize that during our history and even today, Hutterites have often been misunderstood.  And often people who don’t understand or who have no contact with Hutterites, form misconceptions and allow false impressions to shape their views.  We hope to alleviate some of these misconceptions by presenting....

Welcome

Written by: Linda Maendel on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Welcome to our brand new website! I’m excited that I was asked to blog here from time to time and even more excited that this website is finally up and running. No doubt, you will find this site informative and interesting, and hopefully it will give you insightful glimpses of the Hutterite way of life. I’m Linda Maendel and work as a full time Educational Assistant in my colony school. In my free time I love to read and write; that’s why blogging is a good fit for me. I also have my own blog, which is about a year old now. Feel free t....

Remembering

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, December 26th, 2008

Remembering Eddy Vetter.

Reverend Edward Waldner from Cascade Colony in Manitoba, died of complications due to malaria on December 25, 2008. He was working as a missionary in Palm Grove near Abak, Nigeria. He was a member of the Hutterian Brethren Church, Schmiedeleut Conference.....

Parting Pictures of Palmgrove People

Written by: The Bridge on Monday, October 6th, 2008

We have had requests for pictures of Palmgrove people. Everyone wants to see pictures, but no one is willing to take them. I ask Brian to do it; he asks why I don’t do it. Well, now that we have Eddie, Anna and Sandra here with us, as of last week, we asked Eddie Vetter to mention at Sunday church that everyone should gather outside to take communal pictures. Now we have some we can share with our brothers and sisters back home. For those of you who have been here in Palmgrove, you will enjoy very much to see how the younger ones have grown.
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