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For the Love of God - The Mennonites & Benjamin Eby (4/52)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: Yes

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Benjamin Eby crossed the Canadian border in 1807 in a horse cart, carrying a quilt stitched with ten thousand pockets. Each pocket contained an American silver dollar to buy off the mortgages on the 60,000 acres of land the Mennonites purchased in Waterloo county. Eby would go on to found the Mennonite community in St. Jacob's, Ontario and be ordained as the first Mennonite bishop in Canada. He built the first Mennonite church, opened and taught at the first Mennonite one-room schoolhouse, bought the first printing press and distributed the first Mennonite newsletter. Award winning filmmaker Ann Kennard has gained extraordinary access to this very exclusive community in southwestern Ontario. Her film offers rare glimpses into a lifestyle and philosophy of life that is unique in Canada. In French: Pour l'amour de dieu: Les Mennonites et Benjamin Eby