Rifton, New York (PRWEB) March 03, 2013
The Bruderhof, one of the largest and longest established groups that practices Christian communal living, is not well known beyond the immediate neighborhood of the roughly two dozen Bruderhof communities that exist in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Paraguay. While they welcome visitors and guests, the Bruderhof doesn't proselytize or actively recruit new members. Thus, many people don’t know much if anything about them.
The Bruderhof is an international communal movement of families and single men and women who seek to put into action Christ’s command to love God and neighbor. Like the first Christians described in Acts 2 and 4, Bruderhof members feel called to a way of life in which all are of one heart and soul, no one possesses anything, and everything is shared in common. Members also draw inspiration from the Anabaptists of the Reformation era who revived the early Christian example of discipleship in full community.
To shed light on their way of life, Bruderhof members from around the world have contributed to a new series of YouTube videos. People of all ages and from all walks of life respond on camera to some of the questions they most commonly receive.
Even people who thought they knew the Bruderhof well have been surprised at some of the answers they give. Bruderhof members are pleased with the level of interest shown in the videos, and plan to continue the project. Here are some of the first questions posed:
Is there room for individuality in community?
Do you have to be religious to join the Bruderhof?
What’s the point of living in community?
Do Bruderhof children automatically join?
Why do you dress differently?
Do you get involved in your local neighborhood?
Do you get paid?
Is living in community the only way to follow Jesus?
To watch Bruderhof members’ reactions to these questions and more, visit http://www.bruderhof.com/faq.