Jacob Ewert

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Jacob Gerhard Ewert (November 24, 1874 – March 16, 1923),[1] also known as J. G. Evert,[2] was a Mennonite socialist and pacifist from Hillsboro, Kansas.[3] From 1909 he was editor of the German-language newspaper Hillsboro Journal,[4] later renamed Vorwärts.[citation needed] Ewert wrote books and pamphlets on socialism, on temperance, and on warfare.[5] The historian Duane Sotltzfus described Ewert as a "tireless advocate for conscientious objectors, writing articles and counseling many draftees" when writing for Vorwärts.[2] The Newton, Kansas, newspaper Der Herold, edited by H. P. Krehbiel, challenged his published support of socialist agendas.[6]

Ewert attended the Mennonite Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and later taught both there and at a Mennonite Brethren college, Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas.[6]



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Ewert, Jacob (1900). Der Gute Kampf: Eine Allegorie (in German). Mennonite Publishing Co.
 ———  (1909). Christentum und Sozialismus (in German). Hillsboro, Kansas: Journal Press.
Friesen, Duane K. (1982). "Mennonites and Social Justice: Problems and Prospects" (PDF). Mennonite Life. Vol. 37 no. 1. North Newton, Kansas: Bethel College. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
Juhnke, James C. (1968). "J. G. Ewert: A Mennonite Socialist" (PDF). Mennonite Life. Vol. 23 no. 1. North Newton, Kansas: Bethel College. pp. 12–15. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
 ———  (1975). A People of Two Kingdoms. Newton, Kansas: Faith and Life Press.
Neff, J. W. N. (1956). "Ewert, Jacob G.". In Dyck, Cornelius J.; Martin, Dennis D. (eds.). The Mennonite Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Work on the Anabaptist-Mennonite Movement. 2. Hillsboro, Kansas: Mennonite Brethren Publishing House.
Stoltzfus, Duane (2011). "Armed With Prayer in an Alcatraz Dungeon: The Wartime Experiences of Four Hutterite C.O.'s in Their Own Words" (PDF). The Mennonite Quarterly Review. 85 (2): 259–292. Retrieved December 4, 2017.

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