The Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspapers are obviously some of the best in the USA about covering Amish and Anabaptist related issues. They have a sensitivity that other papers lack because so much of their audience is Anabaptist.
So here are a few good Friday stories:
You know, there are minorities among the Amish. There are a handful of African-American Amish and ethnic Amish (Ukrainian or Russian children adopted by Amish) who have stayed in the faith. We can explore this topic indepth more for Amish365 Plus subscribers if there is interest.
HISPANIC MENNONITES: Click here to read an interesting article in the Lancaster paper about the county's Hispanic Mennonite history. Quite interesting. Click here to read.
AMISH ON PAROLE: The infamous "beard cutters" in Ohio are the most notorious but there are plenty of Amish who have been convicted of lesser crimes: domestic disputes, public drunkenness, etc. But the Amish have to be punished and paroled like anyone else, they just sometimes have to work within the confines of their culture. Click here to read about the Amish on parole in Lancaster County.
MENNONITES IN THE NORTH COUNTRY: Northern New York has a large and growing population of Amish, but the are also has a rich Mennonite history, too. A new documentary chronicles their history. If you are anywhere near Lowville, New York, the documentary will be playing on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Lowville Town Theater. Sounds fascinating!