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The Price of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/23/2014 - 2:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Duane Shank Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites During the Great War. Johns Hopkins University Press ...

June 2013 Sojourners Magazine
Originally Posted: 05/23/2013 - 11:48am | Type: Product

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It's Hip to be Plain
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 2:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher Who knew the Amish would become such a center of pop-cultural attention? ONE SUNDAY EV ...

16 Amish Found Guilty of Hate Crimes in Beard-Cutting Attacks
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 1:42pm | Type: Blog

Amish bishop Samuel Mullet was convicted Sept. 20 of federal hate crimes and conspiracy for exhorting followers to forcibly shear the hair and beards of those who opposed his breakaway Ohio sect. ...

Amish Bishop Describes Beard-Cutting Attack
Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 7:48am | Type: Blog

Law officers testified Wednesday about the chaotic and bizarre scene they discovered the night of Oct. 4, 2011, when they arrived at the Holmes County, Ohio, home of Raymond Hershberger, a 79-year-old Amish bi ...

Defense Team Says ‘Compassion’ Fueled Amish Beard-Cutting Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/30/2012 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND — No one disputes that followers of Amish bishop Samuel Mullet Sr. used horse-mane shears last year to forcibly cut the beards and hair of other members of Amish communities in rural Ohio. Only their ...

Amish beard-cutting Trial Attracts International Attention
Originally Posted: 08/27/2012 - 3:29pm | Type: Blog

The law of God will collide with the law of man this week in a crowded federal courtroom in Cleveland, where 16 Amish defendants — 10 men with full beards, six women in white bonnets — will stand trial on char ...

Judge Allows Questions on Sex Practices in Amish Beard-Cutting Case
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

Federal prosecutors will be allowed to question witnesses about Amish leader Sam Mullet’s sexual activities when the hate-crime trial of Mullet and 15 followers begins next week, a federal judge ruled on Monda ...

Amish Fringe Group Wants the Word ‘Cult’ be Banned From Hate-Crime Trial
Originally Posted: 08/15/2012 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

CLEVELAND— Members of a fringe Amish group charged with committing hate crimes against fellow Amish have requested that certain words, including "cult," "splinter" and "rogue," be ...

Sikh Calls for Peace Echo Amish Shooting Response
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

At its heart, both the Sikh and Amish message is that of the indomitable human spirit, guided and inspired by faiths that practices peace, particularly when it is met with quite the opposite. ...

Amish Report Staggering Growth in Midwest
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

The Amish are one of the fastest-growing religious groups in North America, according to a new census by researchers at Ohio State University. MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio — The Amish are on ...

Tips for Achieving an 'Almost Amish' Lifestyle
Originally Posted: 08/09/2012 - 4:46pm | Type: Blog

Author Nancy Sleeth offers tips for acheiving each of her principles for "almost Amish" living. Editor's Note: This post is a follow-up to yesterday's ...

Book Review: Almost Amish
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

If I had seen just the title of Almost Amish, I probably wouldn't have been attracted to it: I'm not a fan of Amish fiction, and I've heard too much about Amish puppy mills. ...

Religious Questions for Pa. Voter ID Law Draw Fire
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 3:27pm | Type: Blog

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers ID cards for those with religious objections to being photographed, including the Amish and certain Mennonite groups. But in order to get a nonphoto ID for ...

Hate Crimes Law Used to Prosecute Amish Beard Attacks
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

A pair of scissors transported across state lines has emerged as a controversial element in Ohio's first case under a landmark 2009 federal law that expanded government powers to prosecute hate crimes. ...

Anabaptist Prête à Porter
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 6:08pm | Type: Blog

They were pedaling the latest fashions before you even knew they even existed. They wear anything with a sense of effortless cool. They… still ride horse and carts. Wait, what? T ...

Must Read: Mother of Amish Massacre Shooter Caring for His Paralyzed Victim
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

Today Religion News Service reporter Daniel Burke has an absolutely stellar, exclusive interview with Terri Roberts, the mother of Charles Carl "Charlie" Roberts IV, who, on Oct. ...

Rediscovering Values for Lent: What is Idolatry?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/rediscovering-values-for-lent/" target="_blank"></a></p> <p> [Editors' note: During the season of Lent we will be pos ...

The Christian Industrial Complex
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>I went into a Christian bookstore the other day and was surprised to see some of the most prominent display space given over to military flags for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines. These fl ...

7 Essential Tips for Fitting in With the Christian Literary Underground Scene Near You!
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

<p><a href="/sites/default/files/images/101021-book.jpg"></a>While perusing everything from Amish fiction to Zondervan's latest publications at the Calvin College Festival of F ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the Economy?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Three years ago, Diana Butler Bass asked, "What if the Am ...

What if the Amish Were in Charge of the War on Terror?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:52am | Type: Blog

I confess: Over the last 10 days, I did not pay much attention to the Amish school shooting. As the mother of an 8-year old girl, I find school violence stories too painful to follow.</p> ...