Donald Kraybill is coming out with a new book about the way the Amish spontaneously forgave the killer after the West Nickel Mines shooting tragedy last October. Kraybill spoke about his forthcoming book Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, and the phenomenon of forgiveness, at the quarterly meeting of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society on […]

Hollywood films about exotic societies sometimes impress fans with their good acting and brilliant cinematography, but their accuracy may be questionable. For instance, twenty-five years ago the comedy “The Gods Must Be Crazy” misrepresented the Ju/’hoansi, one of the San peoples of the Kalahari, as having an idyllic life in the desert. While the gentle […]