The Doukhobors (Russian Christians) were a sect of Russian dissenters who were known as being “spirit warriors of christ. The Doukhobors were very peaceful people. They never fought or killed other human beings or animals. Before they moved to Canada majority of the doukhobors were peasant farmers and they needed a better home. When they came to canada they were amused with their new life.
Doukhobors new life in Canada
How Canada made a change to the Doukhobors life
Moving to Canada made a big change in their life. They got to create choirs, Russian language programs , peace groups and other cool groups. When they got to Canada the government gave them free land and and they were able to grow large fruit and vegetable gardens. Now because of their religious beliefs , they didn’t have to serve in the war. Also by the 1950s Doukhobors were able to get jobs like teachers , nurses and retail merchants. They also had total freedom in any activity they got to do.
Doukhobors religion and beliefs
cultural traditions that the Doukhobors brought to canada
The Doukhobors got to established a communal lifestyle referred to their “ Golden age”. The Golden age means “do unto others.” That means to treat others with the concern and kindness you would like them to show towards you. In Russia they used to make their own bread and they still do make in here in Canada. when they came to Canada , they identified themselves by specific styles of worship and musical performance. They also got to establish the Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood (CCUB).