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Great Trekker Website

Norman Epp is an old friend from our journey in 2007 to retrace the Mennonite migration to Central Asia. His great-grandfather was Claas Epp Jr. You can see quite a bit of him in the documentary “Through the Desert Goes…

Christianity on the Silk Road

Hundreds of years before the Mennonites trekked into Central Asia, a group of Christians known as Nestorians lived along what is known today as the Silk Road.In a few weeks, Dr. Charles Stang of Harvard University is presenting a talk…

Salon article mentions Claas Epp

Salon’s Gabriel Winant recently wrote a cleverly-titled article summarizing a few Apocalyptic movements. The Mennonite trek to Central Asia clocks in at number three on “The Four Horsemen send their regrets.”Here is Winant’s take on the story: Name: The Great…

Samarkand’s spell

Pia Chatterjee has a nice article in the San Francisco Chronicle about her recent visit to Samarkand. This city was an important stop for the Mennonite pilgrims on their way to Khiva.  Perhaps they had a similar experience more than a…

Welcome!

We’re just a few months away from the launch of Pilgrims on the Silk Road: A Muslim-Christian Encounter in Khiva! Stay tuned to this web site for update on the launch celebration, signings and other news about the book. In…