This exhibit recalls the drama of people of authority- obedient to crown and church- torturing and killing Anabaptist Christians, people who claimed a higher obedience. 

The Exhibit is based on martyr stories depicted in word and image in the
illustrated 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror. 

The exhibit asks hard questions:

  • Why did good people torture and kill?
  • Why did good people resist authority?
  • Why do the powerful fear the weak?

It asks questions as current as the morning news:

  • Why do modern governments continue to torture and kill?
  • What beliefs are worth dying for?
  • Who are the martyrs today?

The exhibit has been shown in more than 65 locations in 22 states and five Canadian provinces. It is available for booking.

The Mirror of the Martyrs is 
supported by The Martyrs Mirror Trust
Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, KS

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