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A New Venture

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Written by Lisa Guenther  Writer with Grainews and Country Guide.


Paul Wipf is a Hutterite ambassador of sorts. He has talked about life on Hutterite colonies at Alberta farm shows, he speaks openly to reporters, and he puts time and effort into helping the general public see what it means to be Hutterite.

Wipf is also the farm steward — he doesn’t like the title “farm boss” — on the Viking Colony, about two hours southeast of Edmonton. Typically, Hutterite colonies have a range of ventures, and the Viking Colony, which....

Books by Hutterite Authors

Written by: Linda Maendel on Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Books by Hutterite authors
Some years ago the Hutterian Brethren Book Centre in Manitoba ventured into publishing children's books written and illustrated by Hutterites. It was an exciting time for us, as it meant our children would finally have books where they can relate to the stories and characters. In some cases they even know the authors and illustrators personally. Most of the books were English, one was German and some Hutterisch.

My book
Published in: Linda Maendel's Blog

The Nine: Misrepresentation of the Whole

Written by: Carol Maendel on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

My name is Carol Maendel. I am a 26-year-old wife and mother who lives at Forest River Colony near Fordville, North Dakota with 100+ other people. I am a Hutterite. I was married a year ago and moved from my colony to my husband's, as is our custom. Growing up at my small mother colony in Montana, I attended a public school in town, got a driver's license when I was 15 and graduated in 2006 from Roundup High School.  I worked at the colony and spent time with my family until I was baptized. I then married and moved to Forest River.

I live, ....

Glimpses of Hutterite Life

Written by: Paul Wipf on Monday, June 10th, 2013

Reprinted with the permission of Author Dave Hubert


The Hutterian Brethren living on the Great Plains of western North America are much studied but little understood. They come from a history of 400 years of unrelenting persecution, and almost extinction. Their history of steadfastness and perseverance is unique in the annals of Christian history. And while this glorious history lies behind them, the contributions they ....

Michael Sattler’s Memorial

Written by: Mark Waldner on Friday, May 17th, 2013

This article was originally published in German in July of 2012.

In July 2012, I was fortunate enough to be selected to receive a scholarship to attend a 2-week German language course at the Goethe Institute in Schwäbisch-Hall in Germany. During this time, our group of teachers had one Saturday free. I decided to visit Rottenburg am Neckar, where a memorial for the martyr Michael Sattler was erected some years ago. Michael Sattler was an Anabaptist who lived and worked during the 16th century.
Rottenburg am Neckar is situated about 130 km ....
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