Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof is a Christian movement that originated a hundred years ago in Germany. Its founder was the preacher Eberhard Arnold. He went to the village of Zannerz near Frankfurt am Main, where he founded the first commune together with his students.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

There are now 23 Bruderhof communities in the world. Representatives of the community live in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

The community has abandoned private property, new technologies and money. Its members are categorically against violence and military service.

Photographer Danny Burrows is one of the few outsiders who have been allowed into the community. For two years, he visited communities around the world and photographed their everyday life.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Every morning at 6:15, all members of the community have breakfast together, and work and study begin at 7: 30.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Young men and women who have not yet started a family occupy key positions in the life of the community. They are employed in the kitchen, workshops and laundry-all this is unpaid work.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

The members of the community have almost no free time — the day is full of troubles.

But on summer evenings and on weekends, residents swim in the lake, arrange a barbecue or play outdoor games.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

And in Bruderhof, they do not refuse alcohol if it is homemade wine or beer.

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Bruderhof: how do Christian communes live, where they have abandoned technology

Keywords: Germany | Community | Photo walk | Christians

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