Since the middle decades of the twentieth century, the Brethren in Christ Church has experienced a profound cultural transformation. Once a small, separatist fellowship that stressed external religious forms like plain dress and Christian pacifism, the church of today–with more than 35,000 members in the U.S. and Canada–has moved into the American religious mainstream. This transformation was affected by a number of internal and external factors, including church members’ encounters with the religious movement known as American evangelicalism.

“Born-Again Brethren” presents research and interprets the relationship between the Brethren in Christ and American evangelicals during the mid-twentieth century. Explore the menu on the right to to read stories, hear audio, and look at maps and video about the encounters between these two communities.