GOSHEN, Ind. — Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Everence, the Anabaptist stewardship agency, Herald Press is releasing a book about the organization’s history.
The book release marks the beginning of a yearlong observance of how the Everence community has put faith into action.
Written by historian John D. Roth, Where the People Go tells the story of Anabaptist-Mennonite efforts to enable and empower mutual aid, stewardship and generosity as expressed in the emergence and growth of Everence.
Originally known as Mennonite Mutual Aid, the organization began in 1945. As it grew, its focus shifted from mutual aid to stewardship and generosity, emphasizing socially responsible investment programs, health and financial services.
Roth is professor of history at Goshen College, director of the Mennonite Historical Library and editor of Mennonite Quarterly Review.