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American Mennonites have been particularly concerned, because of their non-resistant principles, to relieve suffering caused by war. Hence one of the major groups, the Mennonite Church (MC), gave its official relief organization, founded in 1917, the name "Mennonite Relief Commission for War Sufferers," which was changed in 1926 to "Mennonite Relief Committee."

Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959

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Bender, Harold S. "War Sufferers' Relief." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 31 May 2016.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). War Sufferers' Relief. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 31 May 2016, from

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 885. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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