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Name: PAX Reunion Committee

Historical Note:

The PAX Reunion Committee was formed to observe the 50th anniversary the formation of PAX.  PAX refers to the program of alternative voluintary service coordinated by the Mennonite Central Committee from 1951 to 1976.  PAX provided an opportunity for men and women to perform service abroad rather than serve in the United States Armed Forces. 

The PAX Reunion Committee sponsored a reunion in Syracuse, Indiana from September 13 to 16, 2001.  At that time, the committee began collecting oral histories and personal papers documenting PAX service.  These materials were assembled specifically for transfer to the Mennonite Church USA Archives in Goshen, Indiana.

Leaders of the reunion and archives project included PAX alumni Al Keim and Orville Schmidt and Archivist Dennis Stoesz.

Sources: Bender, Harold S. "Pax." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 08 November 2010.
Note Author: Colleen McFarland

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