Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies


CTMS takes an inclusive approach to Mennonite Studies, considering the worlds of both acculturated and traditionalist Mennonites, those in Canada, across the Americas and around the world. It focuses in particular on the following historical developments: 1) migrations to and from Canada, in particular those from Russia to Canada and the lived experience in Russia before those migrations; 2) Latin-American, supranational, Canadian-descendant traditionalist communities; 3) communities of the Global South, especially those in Africa and Asia, and their linkages to Canada. It considers the Mennonites’ historic religious teachings on non-violence, service, environmental stewardship and community building in a variety of political and cultural contexts.