Among the various minority religious groups in the world, the Amish society is a unique sect. The Amish group of people are widely prevalent in North America and specifically in the United States. They are spread over states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. This group is categorized as a very pious community whose lifestyles are similar to those existing in the seventeenth century. The study of the identity of this group seemed very interesting because these people live in our world without really belonging to the present way of life.
[...] During the seventeenth century, several families joined the Anabaptist Mennonite Sainte-Marie aux Mines in Alsace under the leadership of Bishop Jacob Amman (1644-1730).Through his charisma, he encouraged his followers to be more rigorous in religious practices and practice greater simplicity in life. In conflict with the Anabaptists, they were driven out of Europe and a majority of them joined the United States and specifically in Pennsylvania. Jacob Amman named them Amish in 1693. The different currents The old order Amish: They speak a German dialect, are the most conservative and are farmers . [...]
[...] Once the funeral is over, the community gathers for a big meal Languages Their language is the Frankish Rhineland, which is a very old German dialect similar to Swiss German and Alsatian. This language is known as Pennsylvania Dutch. For the record, when the Anglo-Saxon colonists arrived in the USA during the seventeenth century, the Amish were asked what their mother tongue was. They said "Deutsch" (German), which was interpreted as "Dutch” which means Dutchman. The name stuck and was associated with the new inhabitants of the region who have nothing to do with the inhabitants of the Netherlands. [...]
[...] In the subsequent election campaign, they supported John McCain but not his running mate who "should not be where he is." Regarding Obama, they accuse him of having links with an Islamist pastor that he wants them to pay taxes Festive practices The Amish communion ceremonies are usually held in spring and autumn, along with conventional religious services in the church community. And only baptized persons can participate. Men were separated from women, and at the end of the ceremony each member washes the feet of his neighbor. [...]
[...] Elements, attributes and cultural traits of the Amish Lifestyle Operation Mode group Each Amish congregation is independent and has their own tradition, which does not prevent them from communicating with each other. They are led by a bishop, a preacher and deacons (collaborators of the bishop). In these communities, women have few rights, especially in places of worship where they should remain silent. The Amish life is based on gaining knowledge through reading and religion. They have no social security or pension contributions from the state; they work with mutual support and solidarity from the rest of the community. [...]
[...] Clothes and physical features The Amish believe that clothes encourage humility and separation from the modern world and are seen as an expression of their faith. Clothes should be as simple as possible. For men, the beard is obligatory when they are married but not the moustache because it was the trademark of soldiers. Their jackets had no outside pockets and are closed with hooks. Their trousers were supported by braces and are dark in color. They do not wear ties and are allowed to wear buttons (synonymous with comfort and modernity) than work clothes. [...]
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