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The Hutterites are an Anabaptist sect known for their pacifism and communal living style.

The Hutterites describe themselves as "a communal people".[1] They "believe in sharing their possessions in common as demonstrated by Christ and His Apostles and as later further refined and described in the Book of Acts".[2] The Hutterites have been practicing Christian communism for about 500 years.

A Hutterite colony usually has 60 to 160 members. The colonies are scattered "throughout the prairies in North America" and contain more than 40,000 people. The Hutterite website includes sections about their religion, structure, education, recreation, livelihood, and other topics.[3]

There are not to be confused with the Hutaree, a Christian terrorist group.

See also[edit]

  • Amish — a more well-known Anabaptist sect