By Emmy Arnold

Emmy Arnold used to be born in 1883 in Riva, Latvia, to a sought after kin of lecturers. As an grownup she became her again at the middle-class milieu of her upbringing and married Eberhard Arnold, a innovative public speaker. In 1920 the couple left their Berlin domestic and based a rural commune that also exists within the Bruderhof, and as a Christian communal move within the united states, united kingdom and Australia. this can be a biography and historical past of Emmy Arnold's lifestyles and paintings.

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With so many of their men at the front, the fellowship groups in Halle had been greatly weakened. In the more thoughtful quarters of the revival movement it was said that “we are all one in Christ,” and that even in the present time Jesus was gathering his people out of all nations and races. We struggled to discern how this could fit with the attitude of most Christians toward war. Everyone was “Christian,” yet the Germans were fighting the English, the French, and the Italians, and vice versa.

Thus Eberhard and I left for Sannerz with our little Monika early that Sunday morning, the day of the summer solstice. Our four other children followed a few days later, accompanied by our helper Suse Hungar, a woman from the Salvation Army, and another woman, Luise Voigt. Both had volunteered to come with us, at least for a while. My sister Else stayed behind to wind  A Joyful Pilgrimage Begnnng at Sannerz up our affairs with the publishing house. Friendly Mr. Lotzenius, the innkeeper, had three little rooms ready for us to use during the summer, which he had been using for harness making in summer and apple storage in winter.

We were deeply shocked when someone from the crowd shouted, “Where was God in 1914? Were there any Christians at all then? ” A Chinese immigrant got up and shouted, “We converted to Christianity in our homeland, but what we have experienced here, what we have been taught – one nation fighting the next, men killing one another – has made us lose the faith your missionaries brought us. ” Similar sentiments were expressed in other meetings as well. When the actual election took place, nominees were suggested from all sides, from the Democrats to the Communists, who were represented by Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxemburg.

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