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Old Colony and Old Order Mennonites are not the same thing!!!!!!!!

What happened in Manitoba colony is terrible, for sure. But is it too much to ask that before people go writing articles they find out something about the topic they are writing about?

The Vice article starts out by making it sound like all Mennonites reject technology. We don't.

It doesn't explain the difference between Old Colony and Old Order Mennonites at all, which is kind of important since most people heard "old" and "Mennonite" and immediately think of the Old Order. The two groups don't even speak the same language! When Russian Mennonites fled to Canada after the Russian Revolution, the two groups had to resort on their church High German to even speak to each other.


For those who are interested, this fact sheet from Mennonite Central Committee Ontario might help:


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