Remonstrantse Broederschap
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Remonstrant Brotherhood
Nieuwe Gracht 27a
3512 LC Utrecht
Netherlands (Europe)
Telephone: +31 30 231 6970
Fax: +31 30 231 1055
Email: info@remonstranten.org
Address-No.: 142 / 6362

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.remonstranten.org
Languages of the website: Dutch, English

After having been expelled from the NHK in 1619, the Remonstrants, or Arminians, as they were also called, founded their own church in that same year. In 1621 they adopted their own confession of faith. It has always been a small but influential church. Until 1795 the Remonstrants were not officially tolerated. Many, among them Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), the “father” of international law, had to leave the country. In the 18th century the church had significant influence on Methodism and in the 19th century on theological liberalism. In 1634 the Remonstrants set up their own seminary in Amsterdam, and in 1873 it was integrated into the theological faculty of Leiden. After World War II the church adopted progres-sive policies; it is one of the few churches in the Netherlands which allows homosexuals to marry in the church. There is a congregation in Friedrichsstadt, Germany, which is affiliated with the church.

Further membership:
International Association of Religious Freedom (IARF)

Diaconal institutions:
Board with three workinggroups on 'national projects', sustainable development, peace

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Statistic data of church

total: 10000
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 8000
(conventionally): 48
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 80
Men: 40
Women: 40
women´s ordination
since 1915
total: 0
total: 0
  deacons available
total: 0
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
no godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 6
All who want to participate are admitted, also members of other churches, also persons who are no members of any church at all.
Newspapers/ Periodicals
Publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Traditional type
  • reformed
  • congregational
Official languages
  • Dutch
  • English
Languages during church services
  • Dutch

International assiciations

Regional assiciations

National assiciations


last update: 16.02.2006
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