It’s an election year in the U.S. and once again the Republicans are looking for ways to get more votes in Pennsylvania from the Amish. A news story on a Harrisburg-area television station last week described their latest attempt to court the Lancaster County Amish. According to the report, the Trump administration invited some Amish […]

Many of the world’s foremost authorities on Anabaptist studies will gather at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania next month for this year’s conference on the Amish. According to a news report in LancasterOnline, over 60 speakers will attend the conference, titled “Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society.” Prominent speakers will include Steven Nolt, a […]

The Amish settlements in Indiana form a patchwork quilt of differing histories, beliefs, and cultures that are stitched together into a dynamic pattern by common, fundamental beliefs. Since the Amish are well known for making beautiful quilts, Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt use this patchwork analogy in their new book quite convincingly. An […]