H e r i t a ge 25 the evangelists John Wesley, Charles Finney, Hudson Taylor, and Sadhu Sundar Singh with their zeal for Christ; William and Catherine Booth of the Salvation Army in their care for the poor; Fyodor Dostoevsky in his solidarity with suffering humanity; and Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa with their devotion to the works of mercy. They also include martyrs such as Sophie and Hans Scholl, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oscar Romero, and many others who stood up for truth at the cost of their lives. Guides 27 Three forerunners stand out as defining influences on our communal life and as guides for our future: 28 The early Hutterian Church. This communal church arose in central Europe after 1525 when the Anabaptists Felix Manz, Conrad Grebel, and Georg Blaurock set the Radical Reformation in motion by accepting believer’s baptism. Soon tens of thousands were following them, despite a bloody campaign of persecution. Unified by the Schleitheim Confession, they championed freedom of conscience and a return to original Christianity in obedience to Jesus’ words in the Gospels, rejecting armed force, infant baptism, and the institutional churches. One sector of this movement, known as Hutterites after their leader Jakob Hutter, settled in communities, sharing money and possessions, work, housing, and a Matt 5—7; 18:15–20