Travel with the Mennonites to canada
What where their Push and Pull factors?
Push : They left their homes to go to Canada because during the American war, Mennonites felt their belief of peace was harmed. Plus the areas were overpopulated, and had chances of natural disasters.
Pull : Canada attracted many Mennonites because of their inexpensive land, safety, and ability to maintain their Pacifist beliefs.
Picture of Menno Simons
The Mennonites were named after this Anabaptist leader, Menno Simons.
Mennonites Population map in 2003
The current population of Mennonites in 2016 is 2,500,000.
This is one of the first churches built by the Mennonites.
Are the Mennonites still here?
The Mennonites are still here. They are found all around the world in places like India, Ethiopia, Germany, and particularly, Canada.
When and Where did they first settle in?
Around 1776, The first German-speaking Mennonites began arriving in Upper Canada (now region of Canada lying southwest of the Ottawa River and north of the lower Great Lakes).