In 2002, the Mennonite Church Council in the Netherlands initiated discussion about the possible creation of an International Menno Simons Center in Witmarsum.
On June 8,2005, a virtual center was created in order to develop a real meeting place for the world Mennonite brotherhood, at its birthplace. To make it a place signifying the impact of Menno Simons for the worldwide Mennonite movement and his influence on social developments.
The IMSC has already produced an extensive program if information and documentation, exhibitions and publications to her name. She also bears responsibility for the quilts and the publication of the Dutch and German versions of this book.