The Amish practice of shunning, or social avoidance, is often misunderstood Shunning is a practice fundamental to Amish identity.  Shunning, or Meidung, was one of the reasons Amish Christianity came about, and has been seen as critical to maintaining the integrity of the Amish church.  Shunning is often considered harsh by outsiders, and often misunderstood […]

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