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Elizabethtown in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Brethren

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
1. The Brethren Marker
Inscription.  The Brethren movement started in 1708 in Schwarzenau, Germany when a group of Pietists of Reformed and Lutheran background adopted an anabaptist church organization. Due to severe repression and economic necessity, virtually the entire movement migrated to North America beginning in 1719. The name "Church of the Brethren" has been used since 1908.

Brethren hold the New Testament as their guidebook for living. Baptism, in the Brethren tradition, is a rite for persons who choose of their own volition to believe in and follow Christ. Brethren value a simple lifestyle and consider themselves to be stewards of the earth and all its resources. Brethren seek to establish and maintain wholesome family lives, holding marriage as sacred.

Brethren place emphasis on service to their neighbors. Believing that Jesus Christ was the "man for others," they stress the name orientation of life is required of His disciples.

The Church of the Brethren is one of thee three historic peace churches - along with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and the Mennonites. Brethren believe in non-violent solutions to conflict through
The Brethren Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 12, 2019
2. The Brethren Marker
reconciliation. Historically, they express their opposition to war through a position of conscientious objection to military service.
 
Erected by Elizabethtown College.
 
Location. 40° 8.973′ N, 76° 35.593′ W. Marker is in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Alpha Drive south of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown PA 17022, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jacob Gottwals Francis (1870-1958) (here, next to this marker); Mary Zug Francis (1870-1958) (here, next to this marker); Elizabeth Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.4 miles away); Millstone Plaza History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grist Mill Process (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Shoe Industry in Elizabethtown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Industry in Elizabethtown (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabethtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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