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=== Our Mission ===
The mission of GAMEO is to provide reliable information on [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]]-related ([[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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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: "Burkholder, John Lawrence (1917-2010)"

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J. Lawrence and Harriet Burkholder in 1971 when Lawrence became Goshen College president.
Source: Goshen College Photograph Collection, 1958-2004. J. Lawrence Burkholder Inauguration, 1971. V-4-11 Box 1 Folder 8. Mennonite Church USA Archives - Goshen. Goshen, Indiana.

J. Lawrence “Larry” Burkholder, a Goshen College and Harvard Divinity School professor and administrator, as well as a scholar and interpreter of Mennonite theological ethics, was born 31 October 1917 in Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA to Henry L. Burkholder (24 October 1878-18 December 1938) and Mary Seitz Burkholder (1 November 1884-14 March 1941); he was the third child in a family of two boys and three girls. On 20 August 1939 he married Harriet Lee Lapp (31 March 1916-6 September 2007), who he met while attending Goshen College. They had two sons and two daughters. J. Lawrence died on 24 June 2010, in Goshen, Indiana. Lawrence and Harriet are buried in the Elkhart Prairie Cemetery in Goshen.

Lawrence Burkholder grew up in Newville, Pennsylvania, near Shippensburg State Teachers' College, where his father, Henry, who had an MA from New York University in 1929, and had begun work on a PhD, taught from World War I until his death in 1938. In 1939 Lawrence graduated from Goshen College. He then was among the earliest (Old) Mennonites to secure a BD (Gettysburg Theological Seminary) before his ordination in 1942. In 1944, after a two-year pastorate at the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen in New York, he volunteered for relief work in China. Burkholder spent most of a year in India before flying over the Himalayas into China. In 1946 his family joined him in Shanghai, where they resided until being evacuated in December 1948.

These years in China were deeply influential in shaping Burkholder's lifelong interests and creative thinking. Appointed by the Mennonite Board of Missions, Elkhart, Indiana, he directed programs for both Mennonite Central Committee and Church World Service. As a relief administrator he worked closely with the United Nations China Clearing Committee. He later observed that these years in China introduced into his thinking "complexity and ambiguity, and sometimes tragic necessity." He added, "Nothing in my Mennonite background prepared me to make any but unambiguous choices."

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