Our main website has moved to www.bruderhof.com so that is where you can find out about the Bruderhof, where we are, how you can visit and much more. This site is now a collection of articles about us written by other people.
This study examines the spirituality of the Bruderhof community. It gives particular attention to Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) who founded the first Bruderhof community in Sannerz, Germany.Read more→
Plough Publishing House, founded in 1920, is an independent publisher of books on faith, society, and the spiritual life. We’re based in Walden, New York with branches in the United Kingdom and Australia.Visit the Plough Website→
An interesting summary of the Bruderhof! Not exactly how we would phrase it, but not a bad try.Read more→
A really interesting set of personal reflections from a family who visited the Bruderhof in New York state.Read more→
The Bruderhof has produced over 200 videos to help you understand who we are. It is hard to imagine a life like ours, so if you can't visit, you can watch these instead.Watch the videos→
We are an intentional Christian community of more than 2,900 people living in twenty-three settlements on four continents. We are a fellowship of families and singles, practicing radical discipleship in the spirit of the first church in Jerusalem. We gladly renounce private property and share everything in common. Our vocation is a life of service to God, each other, and you.
The Bruderhof was founded in 1920 by Eberhard Arnold in Germany. None of us owns anything personally, and our communal property belongs not to us as a group but to the cause of Christ. Anyone who has decided to become a member freely gives all property, earnings, and inheritances to the church community. In turn, all necessities such as food, housing, and health care are provided for. Members generally work for and in the community, but none of us receives a paycheck, stipend, or allowance. In our homes and daily lives, we try to live frugally and give generously, to avoid excess, and to remain unfettered by materialism. In these practical ways we seek to witness that under the stewardship of the church, everything we have is available to anybody in need.