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The amish by pedosa

  1. 2. The Amish sometimes referred to as Amish Mennonites , are a group of Christian church. The Amish are known for simple living , plain dress , and reluctance to adopt many conveniences of modern technology .
  2. 3. The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss, in 1693. led by Jakob Ammann . Those who followed Ammann became known as Amish.
  3. 5. In the early 18th century, many Amish and Mennonites immigrated to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons. Today, the most traditional descendants of the Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German , also known as Pennsylvania Dutch . However, a dialect of Swiss German predominates in some Old Order Amish communities, especially in the American state of Indiana .
  4. 7. <ul><li>The rules of the church, the Ordnung , must be observed by every member. These rules cover most aspects of day-to-day living, and include prohibitions or limitations on the use of power-line electricity, telephones, and automobiles, as well as regulations on clothing. Many Amish church members may not buy insurance or accept government assistance such as Social Security . </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><ul><li>Members usually get baptized no earlier than 18 and children are not counted in local congregation numbers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rough estimates from various studies have placed their numbers at 125,000 in 1992, 166,000 in 2000, and 221,000 in 2008, for a growth rate of nearly 4% per year. From 1992 to 2008, population growth among the Amish in North America was 84%. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Amish populations have higher incidences of particular genetic disorders , including dwarfism , various metabolic disorders , and unusual distribution of blood types. Amish represent a collection of different demes or genetically closed communities, since almost all Amish descend from about 200 18th century founders. </li></ul>
  7. 12. <ul><li>MILLERSBURG, Ohio, USA – Sam Mullet the leader of a separatist Amish sect who was allowing to hit those that were disobeying him, forced some members to sleep in a henhouse and had sexual relations with women married &quot; to clean them &quot;, said on Wednesday the American authorities after informing that he and other six persons were accused of committing crimes of intolerance against other members of the Amish community. </li></ul>

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