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  Amish FAQ
Amish people interpret linking with electrical wires as a connection with the world - and the Bible tells them they are not to be conformed to the world.
At daybreak, the Amish buggies arrive at the farm where the barn is to be erected.
When the landmark United States Supreme Court decision of 1972 gave exemption for Amish and related groups from state compulsory attendance laws beyond the eighth grade, Chief Justice Burger wrote: “It is neither fair nor correct to suggest that the Amish are opposed to education beyond the eighth grade level.
www.holycrosslivonia.org /amish/amishfaq.htm   (4699 words)

  BBC - Religion & Ethics - The Amish: The Amish
The Amish (pronounced 'Aahmish') are an American Protestant group with around 200,000 members descended from European Anabaptists who came to the USA more than two centuries ago to escape persecution.
Amish believe that their religious faith and the way they live are inseparable and interdependent.
Amish believe that the community is at the heart of their life and faith, and that the way to salvation is to live as a loving community apart from the world.
www.bbc.co.uk /religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/amish_1.shtml   (491 words)

  Amish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Amish are united by a common Swiss-German ancestry, language, and culture, and marry within the Amish community.
Amish lifestyle is dictated by the Ordnung, which differs from community to community, and, within a community, from district to district.
In 1997, a young Amish woman in Milverton, Ontario, Canada, was struck in the face by a beer bottle believed to have been thrown from a passing car; she required thousands of dollars' worth of surgery to her face (which was paid for by an outpouring of donations from the public).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amish   (4765 words)

 Rumspringa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to widespread belief, Rumspringa, or rumschpringe is a traditional rite of passage in the Amish religion, and describes a period lasting months or years during which adolescents are released from the church and its rules.
The custom is said to be part of the Amish belief that only informed adults can "accept Christ" and be baptized, along with the belief that the unbaptized cannot enter heaven.
This figure was significantly lower as recently as the 1950s, Hostetler (102-05) provides evidence that desertion from the Amish community is not a long-term trend, and was not less of a problem in the early colonial years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rumspringa   (1181 words)

The Amish church, a branch of the Mennonites, is a Protestant religious group descended from the 16th-century Anabaptists.
The Amish are known for their practice of meidung (shunning of those who have violated church law) and for their use of hooks and eyes instead of buttons.
The Amish, subject to persecution in Europe, migrated in the 18th century to Pennsylvania, where their descendants are called Pennsylvania Dutch (the German deutsch, "German," was misunderstood as "Dutch").
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 Amishcountry.org -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Amish people of Elkhart and LaGrange counties, one of the largest concentration of Amish people in the United States, are descendants of Swiss Amish who left Europe, as early as 1727, to escape persecution.
Today's Amish are guided by their faith, which dictates that they forego ownership of modern amenities such as electricity, automobiles, and telephones.
Amish people pay state, federal, and county taxes They typically do not wish to receive Social Security benefits since their faith dictates that the elderly are to be cared for by the community.
www.amishcountry.org /amish.beliefs.faq/index.php   (872 words)

 Amish Religious Traditions
The Amish church service is an act of worship, a preservation of tradition, a renewal of faith, and an affirmation of community.
Amish visiting other states often note the subtle differences in melody, or the varying speeds with which the hymns are sung, a result of the hymns being changed and embellished over hundreds of years.
Like so many of their religious ceremonies, the Amish are reminded that their focus should not be so much on this world as on the world yet to come.
www.amishnews.com /amisharticles/religioustraditions.htm   (4260 words)

 Amish Life FAQ's
If a person wants to join the Amish church, the person must move to an Amish community, live there for a length of time (which could be years), accepting the Amish and the Amish accepting you (it is really a mutual issue), being willing to live within the rules of the Church (Ordnung).
Amish parents provide training from an early age through young adults, teaching them the skills necessary to be farmers, or other skills, i.e., carpenters and parents.
When an Amish person has someone drive them somewhere in a car, they don't just hop in and go for a ride; there is a purpose to their trip, i.e., to go a distance to the Doctor, to visit family members at a distance, etc. The same goes for the phone and freezer.
www.amish.net /faq.asp   (3523 words)

 The Amish and the Plain People of Lancaster County, PA
Today there are over 25 different Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren church groups in Lancaster County, all holding to slightly different traditions and their own interpretations of the Bible.
By restricting access to television, radio, and telephones, the Amish are better able to keep the modern world from intruding into their home life.
The Amish are generally private people and often find all the attention and curiosity about their lifestyle disturbing.
www.800padutch.com /amish.shtml   (680 words)

 The Amish in Northern Indiana
Persistence of tradition and slowness to modernize have characterized the Amish as they have steadily sought to carve out their lifestyle which is a culture apart from the world.
Amish warn of the "pagan" philosophy and the intellectual enterprise of "fallen man." Historically, they avoid all training associated with self exaltation, pride of position, enjoyment of power and the art of war and violence.
Amish believe that God is pleased when people work in harmony with nature, the soil, the weather and care of animals and plants.
www.goshen.edu /~lonhs/SamYoder.html   (721 words)

 Amish Furniture | Dining Tables | Solid Oak | Ohio And Indiana
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See what others are saying about their purchases on our Amish furniture testimonials page.
If a Amish item not shown is required, customization is possible, either a finished or unfinished piece built to your specifications.
www.onlineamishfurniture.com   (635 words)

 Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort, Nappanee, Indiana
Escape to Amish Acres and share the heritage of these intriguing people in quiet celebration.
The legacy of the three generations of the family who lived here is seen and felt through a nostalgic visit to the homestead.
Plan to spend the night at The Inn at Amish Acres or The Nappanee Inn to make your visit more relaxing and complete.
www.amishacres.com   (451 words)

 THE AMISH: history, beliefs, practices, etc.
The Amish movement was founded in Europe by Jacob Amman (~1644 to ~1720 CE), from whom their name is derived.
The beliefs and practices of the Amish were based on the writings of the founder of the Mennonite faith, Menno Simons (1496-1561), and on the 1632 Mennonite Dordrecht Confession of Faith.
The Amish who split from Mennonites generally lived in Switzerland and in the southern Rhine river region.
www.religioustolerance.org /amish.htm   (587 words)

 Amish Dining Room Tables | Large Dining Room Tables and Chairs
Our large Amish dining room tables are heirloom quality, and will serve you and your family for many generations.
There are many options to choose from, so whether you have a large family or just like to entertain large groups, we have the furniture that is right for you.
The Amish movement was founded in Europe by Jacob Amman, from whom their name is derived.
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 Amish Country | Ohio | Visitor Information
Explore the unique culture of the Amish with a vacation in central Ohio, home of the world’s largest Amish community.
Enjoy beautiful scenery, visit an Amish farm, savor homemade foods and listen for the clip-clop of a buggy.
Amish Country is within easy reach of Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Canton and Pittsburgh.
www.visitamishcountry.com   (163 words)

 Amish Furniture | Quality Amish made Furniture Available online
There are many Amish furniture craftsman available to choose from, so we make it our mission to hand select only the finest quality products built.
Using the grains of the solid wood boards they are able to arrange each piece of wood to increase the beauty and strength of the Amish furniture piece.
After the wood has been glued and construction is finished the Amish furniture is taken to our finishing facility.
www.amish-furniture-home.com   (205 words)

 Amish Furniture | Amish Country | Amish Lifestyle | Amish Made
Contact Us Amish.Net is America's first website devoted to Amish Country information, Amish made products and tourism services.
Here you'll learn about the Amish people and history, the Amish culture, and its best-known icon, the horse-drawn Amish buggy.
See Amish farmers working their fields, savor the aroma of home-cooked Amish noodles, and relax to the clip-clop sounds of a bygone era.
www.amish.net   (166 words)

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