Religion: Odyssey

Only their bishop had an overcoat yet without shivering, in waterfront breezes of December, 214 curious-looking people stood three hours one day last week on a Manhattan pier. Then they sailed on the S. S. Western World for Paraguay.

They were Mennonites, religious farmer-folk, from Canada. There were 81 men, a sturdy lot, many prematurely old, all wearing flowing beards, shovel hats, ecclesiastic long coats. Ninety-five women, plump, strong, wore long, full skirts, bright-colored shawls. There were 38 children. All spoke German, among themselves.

Founded at Zurich, 1523, the Mennonite faith soon afterward received...

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