Unity of the Brethren

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Denominational Profile

Notes

The Unity of the Brethren, previously the Evangelical Union of Bohemian and Moravian Brethren, is related to the Moravian Church. It was founded by A. Chumsky and H. Juren in the mid-19th century and took its present name in 1919.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1925 3 34 3,105
1929 5 38 4,200
1935 5 41 6,600
1937 - 41 6,900
1940 - 41 4,538
1947 - 32 4,920
1950 4 32 5,000
1951 6 32 4,090
1952 8 32 5,143
1954 8 32 5,276
1958 10 32 6,028
1959 10 32 6,103
1960 10 32 6,151
1961 11 32 6,030
1963 13 32 6,200
1964 13 32 6,142
1985 18 27 3,006
1986 21 26 3,581
1987 21 26 3,495
1989 26 26 4,336
1990 28 25 3,196
1991 28 26 3,615
1993 28 26 2,602
1995 38 27 3,090
1998 39 27 3,218

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]