"Question: "Who are the Mennonites and what are their beliefs?
Answer: The Mennonites are a group of Anabaptist (opposed to infant baptism) denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). They are committed to nonviolence, nonresistance, and pacifism.
Another group of Mennonites have established their own colleges and universities and have taken a step away from strict Bible teaching. They ordain women pastors, embrace homosexual unions, and practice a liberal agenda, focusing on peace studies and social justice issues, good works and service to others.
There are many varieties of Mennonites. Some are more evangelical than others; some are focused on Bible study and prayer; others re carefully maintain the works-based tradition set out by their ancestors; and, some have left the faith of their fathers and focus instead on current social issues."