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In this recent article, Jonathan Stauffer examines the Church of the Brethren’s agricultural roots. Since their founding, the Brethren have been closely associated with agrarianism, particularly in rural areas. Stauffer explains the importance of this link, and the strong need for it to continue into the age of modern farming.

Click to view a PDF file of the article: Why Our Roots in the Land Still Matter by Jonathan Stauffer

Article courtesy of The Messenger (

Photo Credits: Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford and Joel Brumbaugh-Cayford