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=== Who We Are ===
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=== 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.
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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.
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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].
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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.
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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.
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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]
 
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Featured Article: "Kreider, Alan Fetter (1941-2017)"

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Alan and Eleanor Kreider, 2010.
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Alan Fetter Kreider: missionary, professor, and author, was born 8 November 1941 in Goshen, Indiana, USA to Carl J. Kreider (26 September 1914-7 February 2002) and Mary “Evelyn” Burkholder Kreider (17 November 1914-30 April 2017). He was the oldest child in a family of three sons and one daughter.

Alan grew up in an academic community; his father, Carl, was a professor at Goshen College when Alan was born, and he served as the dean of the college for over 25 years. The family lived in Tokyo, Japan from 1952 to 1956 when Carl Kreider was the first dean of International Christian University. These have been described as formative but difficult years for Alan. He graduated from Goshen College with a BA in history (1962). He earned graduate degrees at Harvard University, with an MA (1965) and a PhD in English history (1971). His dissertation was "The historical setting of the dissolution of the English chantries." Alan also studied at Princeton University (1962-63), Heidelberg University (1963-64), and the University of London (1966-68).

On 19 June 1965 Alan Kreider married Eleanor Graber Nase. Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Graber (16 November 1935- ) was the daughter of Joseph Daniel "J. D." Graber and Minnie Swartzendruber Graber, who were missionaries to India and later mission board leaders. Eleanor completed a BA in music at Goshen College in 1957, and an MA in music in piano performance at the University of Michigan in 1962. She taught piano at Goshen College beginning in 1957. She married Richard Nase (4 September 1936-24 December 1961), a music student she met at Goshen, on 28 June 1958. However, Richard died of leukemia in a little over three years. Their daughter, Joy Ellen Nase (31 December 1959-6 August 1963), also died of cancer. Grief shaped Eleanor's life deeply in those next years. Alan Kreider was one of her friends and conversation partners during this time. Their formal courtship began in 1964, while Alan was studying in Heidelberg. They were married on 19 June 1965, and had one son, Andrew Joseph.

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.

Donations

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 to Mennonite World Conference and designated for GAMEO.

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.

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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