Performances of The Amish Project, a one-woman, off-Broadway play, which opened to favorable reviews several weeks ago, are going to be extended two weeks beyond the original closing date. Written by and starring Jessica Dickey, the play features portrayals of fictional Amish characters involved in a mass murder of school girls—patterned, of course, on the […]

An Off Broadway play about the tragic Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in October 2006 opened last Wednesday at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. Sarah Cameron Sunde directs the production, The Amish Project, which was written and solo acted by Jessica Dickey. It is a fictionalized presentation of the compassion and forgiveness displayed […]

Donald Kraybill opened the annual conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association in Elizabethtown, PA, on September 27 with an exciting speech about the Amish and their patterns of forgiveness. The first half of his presentation focused on the factors that shape and preserve Amish community identity, an appropriate topic for a conference with […]

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 […]

Fall shooting season in America took a horrifying turn on Monday morning when a deranged man shot and killed a number of Amish girls in a one-room schoolhouse.  The 32 year old man, Charles Carl Roberts, IV, left suicide notes for his family, took three guns into a one-room Amish school near his home in […]