Last updated: July 1, 2013 (8 months ago)
Listing created on: January 3, 2012
(Rifton, New York, United States)
- Status: Established
- Formed: 1920 Established: 1920
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.bruderhof.com
- Phone: 845.658.7700
2032 Route 213
Rifton, New York, 12471
Visitors accepted: Yes
Come visit us – guests are always welcome
Please write, call or email to make arrangements.
Open to new Members: Yes
Like the first Christians described in Acts 2 and 4, we have been 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. We also draw instruction and inspiration from the Reformation era Anabaptists who revived the early Christian example of discipleship in full community.
Our communal movement began in 1920 in Germany when a group of Christians, seeking answers to the devastation of post-war society, founded a community based on the belief that Jesus’s words in the Gospels are a guide to daily living. Today the Bruderhof consists of over 2,600 men, women, and children living in twenty-three communal settlements of varying sizes on four continents.