Peace Churches

Historic Peace Churches

Brethren, Anabaptists/Mennonites, Quakers

The Mennonite Church is a historic peace church that grew out of the Protestant Reformation in Europe in the early 1500s. A small group of reformers felt the New Testament taught that the church should be separate from state. They believed thaeir ultimate loyalty was to God, and that Jesus’ disciples should follow his example and put away the sword.

from Making Peace with Enemies: Ten Truths Christians Need to Know, Faith & LIfe Resources, 2002