By Kevin Williams
Got a good variety of Amish and Mennonite and Hutterite in the news this week, so let’s jump right in. Oh, somehow I am off schedule this week. I usually must not do Amish in the News on Wednesdays, fans of Millie Ottos’ column in Illinois, I’ll link to it when it comes out later this week. Meanwhile:
COLORADO AMISH: This is an interesting article from a publication in Colorado about the growing Amish settlements out there. I knew about the one near Canon City, but I didn’t know about some of the others the article mentions. And it provides an interesting insight into how the first Amish arrived. Click here to read more.
AMISH AND MENNONITES HOST A CHRISTMAS DINNER: I found this article to be fascinating, but lacking in needed detail. The article says Amish and Mennonites teamed up with the Salvation Army to provide a holiday meal for the needy. Such charitable overtures by the Amish to outsiders are unusual. The actions are more common among New Order Amish, but less so among the Old Order. I’d love to know more about this dinner and, wow, I bet the food was amazing. Click here to read this short piece.
HUTTERITE STEREOTYPES: I don’t really know enough about the Hutterites (I am much better versed in the ways of the Amish and Mennonites) to have any stereotypes formed, but if you live out west or in the prairie provinces of Canada, you might. An exhibit is trying to counter some of the stereotypes, read more here.
MENNONITE PAINTBALL ATTACKS
Mennonites Forgive: This is a bizarre story out of Canada where a couple of Mennonite families were attacked by paintball-wielding attackers. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But a Mennonite man in the communityu talks about the attacks. Click here to read more.
Breaking: arrests made.
RECIPES IN THE NEWS
Lancaster Farming – Offers up a recipe for easy Amish country pancakes.
Mennonite ginger cookies: before the holidays disappear too far in the rearview mirror, I wanted to share this recipe from a Michigan newspaper.