Despite being persecuted by both Church and state organisations in the early 20th Century, Mennonite communities have grown worldwide. In the 21st Century, Mennonites still live as though they were in the 19th, with their beliefs in non-violence, simplicity of life, and the message of Christ.
Intimate portrait of Mexico's Mennonite community (BBC)
Interesting how they were kicked out of Manitoba in the 1920's because they were no longer allowed to keep their culture. Progress is not optional.