Switzerland/Germany: Summer 2025


Anabaptist Historical Backtracking: Discovering Dynamic Anabaptism across 500 Years

Since Anabaptism emerged in Europe 500 years ago, the movement’s values and social action continue to evolve in new times and contexts. Discover origins of the movement as you experience the historical places where social and religious dynamics shaped the Radical Reformation and the lives of specific communities. Learn how contemporary Anabaptists in these same locations today embody their theologies in their contexts, the challenges they face and the visions that guide them. Deepen your cultural self-awareness and intercultural understanding by reflecting on the variety of anabaptisms in Europe, and imagine how faith and action might be integrated in your own life and communities.

  • Visit with churches, historians, intentional communities, anabaptist peace activists and organizations across Germany and Switzerland
  • Learn in community with your EMU intercultural group, stay in German homes and enjoy a weekend of self-directed travel
  • Reflect on how anabaptist theologies and practices emerged in various social contexts
  • Explore themes of peace, migration, economics and power over five centuries
  • Join Anabaptists on the streets of Zürich on May 29 for a 500th anniversary commemoration, “The Courage to Love,” hosted by Mennonite World Conference

Seminar Leaders

Sarah Bixler, Seminary and Heike Peckruhn, Bible, Religion & Theology


Switzerland and Germany

Estimated Cost

$4,800 includes Tuition, Room & Board and Travel


May 9-31, 2025

Course Title

ICSSC 201 Intercultural Social Science: Switzerland and Germany 3 SH


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