Mennonites, Family, and Sexuality in Historical Perspective

Mennonites, Family, and Sexuallity in Historical PerspectivePapers of this conference were published in the 2008 issue of the Journal of Mennonite Studies. For further information purchasing the volume, contact the editor, Royden Loewen, at the University of Winnipeg.

On October 12 and 13, 2007, a history conference discussed Mennonites, Family and Sexuality in Historical Perspective. Mennonites have lived in families and as sexual beings, throughout their history. Yet there has been minimal research on or conversation about the meaning, structure, and function of families in Mennonite history.  Even less examined is the notion of sexuality as experienced and expressed by Mennonites in the past. Both are at the core of human identity. This conference, without attempting to cover all possible topics, offers a sampling of new research on themes of Family & Sexuality in the Mennonite past. 

The planning committee consisted of Marlene Epp (CGUC), Sam Steiner (CGUC), Ed Janzen (CGUC), Royden Loewen (University of Winnipeg), Ken Reddig (Mennonite Historical Society of Canada), Lucille Marr (McGill University), Wander Wagler Martin (Shalom Counselling Services).

Click on the poster for a schedule in pdf format.




Last updated 05-Mar-2011