What happens at an Amish barn-raising?–The barn-raising as an example of Amish mutual aid, how a barn-raising is organized, and examples of other communal work projects among Amish
Do Amish use birth control?-Amish attitudes to family planning; Amish use of birth control
Why do the Amish wear Plain clothing?-Outlines various reasons for Plain dress, including modesty, simplicity, and Scriptural reasons; groups such as Mennonites and Hutterites who also dress Plain
Can Amish get divorced?-Amish beliefs on divorce, separation, and remarriage
Why do Amish only go to school until 8th grade?-Reasons for limited Amish formal education; description of the Amish schoolhouse; teachers and their qualifications; the school day; historical conflict over Amish schooling; Amish learning after 8th grade
What holidays do Amish celebrate?-Religious and secular holidays celebrated by Amish; Amish employers adapting holiday schedule for non-Amish employees
Why do Amish object to insurance programs?
Why don’t Amish sue?-Discussion of Amish Two Kingdoms doctrine; Amish involvement in legal cases; controversy over reporting crimes
Why don’t Amish serve in the military?-Amish nonresistance beliefs; Two Kingdoms doctrine; historical example of Amish non-resistance; Amish at war time; National Steering Committee and alternative service for Amish
What do Amish think about photography?-Amish opinions on photography; posed vs. unposed photos; ways photographers make photos of the Amish; children and photography; tourist photos
Do Amish vote?-Amish political participation; voting rates among Amish; campaigning in Amish areas by George W. Bush
What do Amish think about other religions?-Amish attitudes and opinions on other Christian as well as non-Christian denominations
What do the Amish believe?
What is the Dordrecht Confession?
What is the Amish Steering Committee?
Do Amish vaccinate their children?-Discusses rate of vaccination among Amish, and reasons for generally lower levels of vaccination
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