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A Moment from Yesterday

February 22, 2023 | Opinion | Volume 27 Issue 4
Conrad Stoesz | Mennonite Heritage Archives
(Photo: Conrad Stoesz)

The Konferenz der Mennoniten in Canada—now Mennonite Church Canada—was formed in 1902. In 1928, the conference started publishing an official Jahrbuch (yearbook) which documented proceedings and decisions at the annual gatherings.

Starting in 1946, an increasing an amount of Jahrbuch content appeared in English, rather than German. In 1965, the Jahrbuch become the Yearbook, though some German content continued to be included until 1978.

Some churches split over the language issue during the decades of German-English transition. While the Yearbook became English only, the conference did not abandon the German speakers; it continued to publish the periodical Der Bote until 2008.

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(Photo: Conrad Stoesz)

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