Difference between revisions of "Welcome to GAMEO"

From GAMEO
Jump to: navigation, search
[checked revision][checked revision]
m (Who We Are)
(changed feature article)
 
(33 intermediate revisions by 2 users not shown)
Line 6: Line 6:
 
''' [[Sponsors]] |  [[World Mennonite Membership Distribution|Mennonite World Statistics]] | [[Special:NewPages|New Articles]]'''
 
''' [[Sponsors]] |  [[World Mennonite Membership Distribution|Mennonite World Statistics]] | [[Special:NewPages|New Articles]]'''
 
</center>
 
</center>
{|
+
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;" |
 
| style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;" |
  
=== Featured Article: "Grebel, Conrad (ca. 1498-1526)" ===
+
=== Featured Article: "Wiebe, Katie Funk (1924-2016)" ===
[[Grebel, Conrad (ca. 1498-1526)|(Read full article)]]
+
[[Wiebe, Katie Funk (1924-2016)|(Read full article)]]
  
{{:Grebel, Conrad (ca. 1498-1526)}}
+
{{:Wiebe, Katie Funk (1924-2016)}}
 
| style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;" |
 
| style="width:50%; vertical-align:top;" |
  
=== Who We Are ===
+
=== Our Mission ===
The mission of GAMEO is to provide reliable information on [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]]-related ([[Amish Mennonites|Amish]], Mennonite, [[Hutterian Brethren (Hutterische Brüder)|Hutterite]], [[Brethren in Christ Church|Brethren in Christ]]) topics, including history, theology, biography, institutions and local congregations. Secular topics from an Anabaptist perspective are also included.
+
The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online provides reliable, freely-available English-language information on Anabaptist-related congregations, denominations, conferences, institutions and significant individuals, as well as historical and theological topics. Secular subject articles from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included.
  
GAMEO includes the full text of the print [[Mennonite Encyclopedia, The|''Mennonite Encyclopedia'']], and continues to add new content both from North America and around the world. In December 2012 there were over 15,325 articles in GAMEO. A minimal amount of non-English content is currently available within the encyclopedia, and this content will continue to grow. GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include the [http://www.menonitica.org/lexikon/ Lexikon der Mennoniten] in Paraguay and the [http://www.mennlex.de/doku.php Mennonitisches Lexikon] (MennLex) in Germany.
+
{| class="wikitable" style="float:right; margin-left: 10px;"
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
[[File:MWC-Logo.png|54px|link=https://secure.mwc-cmm.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1]]
 +
|-
 +
| align="center"| US $
 +
|-
 +
|[[File:MWC-Logo.png|54px|link=https://secure.mwc-cmm.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=4]]
 +
|-
 +
| align="center"| Cdn $
 +
|}
 +
=== Donations ===
 +
If you would like to make a donation to help sustain GAMEO in its mission to provide reliable information about the whole spectrum of Anabaptists we'd be glad for your help! Clicking on one of the images to the right will take you to the Mennonite World Conference donation page for credit cards in either U.S. or Canadian currency. Go to the bottom of the page to donate to "Other Project" and fill in "GAMEO" as the project to be supported.
  
Articles in GAMEO are assigned and editorially reviewed before upload; GAMEO is not a "Wiki"-style project. If you have specific '''corrections''' to articles or '''suggestions''' that should be added to the encyclopedia, please send them to GAMEO's email address at [mailto:admin@gameo.org admin@gameo.org].
+
The volunteers who help GAMEO continue to exist thank you for your support!
  
GAMEO cooperates with the [http://www.anabaptistwiki.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page Global Anabaptist Wiki]. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is an interactive community of Anabaptist-Mennonite groups from around the world. Initiated by the [http://www.goshen.edu/mhl/ Mennonite Historical Library] at [http://www.goshen.edu/ Goshen College], the site is committed to helping individual groups: 1) tell their own stories; 2) post and preserve electronic archives; and 3) become better informed about other groups in the global Anabaptist fellowship. The Global Anabaptist Wiki is a major site for primary sources related to the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition from the 16th century to the present and in a wide variety of languages.
+
=== Corrections and Suggestions ===
 +
If you have specific corrections to articles or suggestions that should be added to the encyclopedia send them to the GAMEO's email address at admin@gameo.org. As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind. For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives.
 +
===About Us===
 +
===== To learn more [[GAMEO:About|about GAMEO]], click the [[GAMEO:About|link]]. =====
  
As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind. For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives. For a list of Mennonite historical society or archives near you, please consult the [http://www.mcusa-archives.org/directory2.html Directory of Mennonite and Related Church Historians and Committees]
+
=== Other Mennonite Encyclopedias ===
 +
GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include:
  
If you would like to make a '''donation''' to the ongoing development and expansion of GAMEO we'd be glad for your help! Donations should sent via [http://mwc-cmm.org/article/ways-give Mennonite World Conference] and designated for GAMEO.
+
* [http://www.menonitica.org/lexikon/ Lexikon der Mennoniten in Paraguay]
 +
* [http://www.mennlex.de/doku.php Mennonitisches Lexikon (MennLex)]
  
 +
===Mennonite Historical Agencies===
 +
As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind.
 +
 +
For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives. For a list of Mennonite historical society or archives near you, please consult the [http://mennoniteusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015DirectoryofNorthAmericanMennoniteHistoricalAgencies.pdf Directory of North American Mennonite Historical Agencies].
 +
 +
'''Like us''' on [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-Anabaptist-Mennonite-Encyclopedia-Online/258877887471544 Facebook]
 
|}
 
|}
  
 +
<center>
 +
[[File:Global Anabaptism Portal.jpg|800px|thumbnail|center|link=http://www.globalanabaptism.com/]]
  
<center>
 
 
GAMEO falls under the umbrella of the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission. Members of the Management Board include: [http://www.mhsc.ca/ Mennonite Historical Society of Canada], [http://www.mennoniteusa.org/executive-board/archives/ Mennonite Church USA Archives],
 
GAMEO falls under the umbrella of the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission. Members of the Management Board include: [http://www.mhsc.ca/ Mennonite Historical Society of Canada], [http://www.mennoniteusa.org/executive-board/archives/ Mennonite Church USA Archives],
 
[http://www.mbhistory.org/index.en.html Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission], [http://www.mcc.org/ Mennonite Central Committee], [http://www.mwc-cmm.org/ Mennonite World Conference] and the [http://www.goshen.edu/institutes/anabaptism/ Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism]
 
[http://www.mbhistory.org/index.en.html Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission], [http://www.mcc.org/ Mennonite Central Committee], [http://www.mwc-cmm.org/ Mennonite World Conference] and the [http://www.goshen.edu/institutes/anabaptism/ Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism]
 
</center>
 
</center>

Latest revision as of 12:45, 21 May 2018

Encyclopedia Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9 (special chars)

Sponsors | Mennonite World Statistics | New Articles

Featured Article: "Wiebe, Katie Funk (1924-2016)"

(Read full article)


Katie Funk Wiebe, late 1980s. Photo courtesy Katie Funk Wiebe collection, Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Author, biographer, editor, columnist, and essayist, Katie Funk Wiebe was also known as a speaker, preacher, pioneer, prophet, feminist, teacher, mentor, and historian. In 2000, The Mennonite named her among the top 20 Mennonites with “the most powerful influence on life and belief of the…Mennonite Church in the 20th century.”

Katie Funk was born 15 September 1924, in Laird, Saskatchewan, Canada to Jacob Funk (11 July 1896-7 May 1986) and Anna (Janzen) Funk (11 March 1895-5 March 1994). They were Mennonite immigrants from Ukraine. The fourth child and third daughter in a family of five children, Katie grew up in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, where her father managed the local grocery store.

While Katie called herself a Christian, she reflected later that she wasn’t really a disciple until she had a profound encounter with God at the age of 19 just before she left for Winnipeg to attend Mennonite Brethren Bible College (MBBC). When Katie began working for a student publication, she met its new editor, Walter Wiebe (3 October 1918-17 November 1962), a student from Yarrow, British Columbia. They were married on 21 August 1947 in the Saskatoon Mennonite Brethren Church.

Our Mission

The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online provides reliable, freely-available English-language information on Anabaptist-related congregations, denominations, conferences, institutions and significant individuals, as well as historical and theological topics. Secular subject articles from an Anabaptist perspective and full-text source documents are also included.

MWC-Logo.png

US $
MWC-Logo.png
Cdn $

Donations

If you would like to make a donation to help sustain GAMEO in its mission to provide reliable information about the whole spectrum of Anabaptists we'd be glad for your help! Clicking on one of the images to the right will take you to the Mennonite World Conference donation page for credit cards in either U.S. or Canadian currency. Go to the bottom of the page to donate to "Other Project" and fill in "GAMEO" as the project to be supported.

The volunteers who help GAMEO continue to exist thank you for your support!

Corrections and Suggestions

If you have specific corrections to articles or suggestions that should be added to the encyclopedia send them to the GAMEO's email address at admin@gameo.org. As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind. For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives.

About Us

To learn more about GAMEO, click the link.

Other Mennonite Encyclopedias

GAMEO works together with the editors of other Mennonite encyclopedias to make their content available in the English language. These encyclopedias include:

Mennonite Historical Agencies

As a volunteer organization we are unable to respond to questions on Mennonite history or genealogical questions of any kind.

For questions of that type, please contact a local genealogical society, or check with a Mennonite historical library or archives. For a list of Mennonite historical society or archives near you, please consult the Directory of North American Mennonite Historical Agencies.

Like us on Facebook

Global Anabaptism Portal.jpg

GAMEO falls under the umbrella of the Mennonite World Conference Faith and Life Commission. Members of the Management Board include: Mennonite Historical Society of Canada, Mennonite Church USA Archives, Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission, Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite World Conference and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism