Mi. 02.05. Themenabend: Die Amish heute: gelebte Vergangenheit in den USA

Vortrag und Diskusion in englischer Sprache mit M.A.-Stud. Ashlie Nicole Cipriano

The Amish are a religious sect of Anabaptist Christians that are direct descendants from 16th-century Europeans. In the late 1600s, a group a devout individuals led by Jakob Ammann broke away from the founding Swiss sect of Mennonites because of the lack of strictness in their religious practices (i.e. shunning). The distinction between the Amish and Mennonites is largely one of dress and manner of worship.
amish-kutscheThe first sizeable group of Amish arrived in America around 1730 and settled near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The Amish have settled in as many as twenty-four states, Canada, and Central America, though about 80% are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The greatest concentration of Amish is in Holmes and adjoining counties in northeast Ohio. The Amish population in the U.S. numbers more than 150,000 and growing, due to large family size (seven children on average) and a church-member retention rate of approximately 80%. There are five religious orders – Old Order Amish, New Order Amish, Andy Weaver Amish, Beachy Amish, and Swartzentruber Amish. These churches operate independently from each other with differences in how they practice their religion and conduct their daily lives.

In Zusammenarbeit mit der Amerika Gesellschaft Schleswig Holstein

Mi. 19:30 Andacht
Mi. 20:15 Vortrag mit Diskusion

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