The Mennonite Brethren Church is an offshoot of the Mennonite Denomination. Unlike most Mennonites, they believe in Full Immersion Baptism. Their worship style also tends to be a little less rigid than most Mennonites. In general, they would be best considered a moderate denomination, sometimes leaning towards the liberal side. Like other Mennonites, they have a long history of Pacifism.
The Mennonite Brethren were founded in what is now the Ukraine by some of the German Mennonite colonists there in 1860. However, by the time of the Communist Revolution, they were already starting to emigrate. During the revolution they suffered terrible persecution at the hands of bandits and soldiers, because they refused to use violence to defend themselves. After, Josef Stalin further persecuted them for their religious beliefs. Today, there are no Mennonite Brethren left at the location of their founding, nor Mennonites of any kind, as they all emigrated or were forcefully relocated to Siberia or Kazakhstan.
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