Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand

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The Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ) is a network of individuals from a variety of Christian denominations in Australia and New Zealand who share a common interest in the Anabaptist tradition.[1][2]

In 1998 the body was incorporated with about 80 members.[3] The association believes that the enduring legacy of the Anabaptists includes:

  • baptism upon profession of faith
  • church membership is voluntary and members are accountable to the Bible (read through the revelation of Jesus) and to each other
  • commitment to the way of peace and other teachings of Jesus as a rule for life
  • separation of church and state
  • worshipping congregations which create authentic community and reach out through vision and service

Annual meetings[edit]

  • 1998
  • 1999, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2000
  • 2001, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2003, Sydney, Australia
  • 2005, Canberra, Australia
  • 2007, Perth, Australia
  • 2009, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011, New Zealand


  1. ^ "Mennonites in Australia and New Zealand". Third Way Café. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-24.
  2. ^ "Subversive Anabaptism?". Eastern Mennonite Missions. Archived from the original on 2012-03-04. Retrieved 2008-11-22.
  3. ^ Mennonite Brethren Herald (Vol. 38, No. 17)

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