Century Marks

Belated reconciliation: In 1525 Protestant Reformer Ulrich Zwingli preached against the Anabaptists, setting off persecution, exile and martyrdom of the more radical reform group. In June, representatives of these two Protestant groups met for a conference of reconciliation at the Grossmunster Church in Zurich where Zwingli was pastor. Leaders of the Reformed Church in Switzerland expressed regrets for the persecution of the early Anabaptists, and representatives of the Mennonites accepted the confession, assuring the Reformed folk that Mennonites no longer see themselves as victims. A memorial to Felix Manz, an early Anabaptist leader who was drowned in the Limmat River, was dedicated (MWC New Service).


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