Hello. My name is Josh. And I am an Anabaptist.
Well, pretty sure anyway. Theres only a small number of people using the label of Anabaptism is Australia, tho many more exploring the traditions and those related to it.
I came to anarchism and anabaptism through a marrying of my activism and earlier evangelicalism.
My wife and I live in a small community in Perth called Peace Tree. Peace Tree has been around since ’04, living in a forgotten neighbourhood trying to work out how to live as Christians in a society more interested in security and money. Our community is small, a max population of 8, but perhaps 20 with sympathizers.
My wife (Amy) and I are actually away from home at the moment as well. We’ve been 5 months in Timor Leste (me working on a Permaculture garden and Amy mostly teacing english). This coming weekend we go the UK for 5 months and are keen to catch up with communities and like minded ppl. I came across this blog trying to find out what is happening (I saw another community member – Jarrod Mckenna – being written about as well). So, yeah, hello – I like coffee and gardening.