Pilgrims of ANiSA in South Africa

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ANiSA Affiliates

ANiSA Affiliates are churches and organizations that ascribe to ANiSA's vision of exploring, embracing, and embodying a radical lifestyle centered around God’s reconciling vision for the world and drawing on the collective wisdom found within the Anabaptist movement in seeking to walk with, support, and grow communities of peace, justice, and reconciliation within South Africa.

Anabaptist Organisations

Several international Anabaptist organizations are active in South Africa. They are engaged in ministries of teaching, development, justice and relief to strengthen the witness and effectiveness of South African churches. These organizations also provide support to ANiSA.

Personal Stories of Anabaptists

Many South Africans have encountered Anabaptism through personal relationships, reading or study. Read the stories below to learn how these experiences and ideas have affected their faith and life.

Allen Goddard
Living Towards Shalom in South Africa Today – Allen Goddard
As a young adult Christian with a passion for justice, grappling with the issues of apartheid and military conscription, Allen Goddard discovered in the Anabaptist understanding of the gospel provided the theological base for his convictions. Friendship with people of similar beliefs gave him the courage to put those beliefs into practice.
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Sergio Milandri
The Intersection of Spirituality and Christian Community - Sergio Milandri
"The major contribution I believe Anabaptism could make in the South African context would be in the area of tolerance, non-violence and community development around respect for others."
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Mzwandile Nkutha
The Anabaptist vision of Jesus: following the ways of non-violence.
As followers of Jesus and bearers of the message of the kingdom of God, peacekeeping and non-violence should permeate our Christian faith in dealing with war, conflict and violence. It should both challenge and lead us to live out this unavoidable non-violent message demonstrated by Jesus. Often, when I try to follow Christ in the context of South Africa, I am surprised by the reaction of the church in dealing with conflict, war and violence.
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