8/18/2014 8:39:54 PM CST

Friend's of Woodland Road School Amish Author Presentation

A friend of mine alerted me to this speaking event going on Sunday, August 24th and I hope some of you have a chance to make it.

The Plain People; Hutterites, Mennonites, & the Amish
Presentation by author and speaker Reynold Kremer
August 24th, 1pm

Woodland Road School
W3312 County Rd R
Iron Ridge, WI 53035

 You can RSVP via their Facebook event here

Join us for a presentation by Reynold Kremer, author of "Driving the Back Roads, the Amish in the World but Not of It." Mr. Kremer will take us on a trip into the world of the Anabaptists (Amish, Old-Order Mennonites, and Hutterites) with emphasis on the history, religion, and heritage of the Amish.

His talk begins at 1 p.m. so please arrive earlier. The schoolhouse will be open to tour and light refreshments available.

Friends of Woodland Road School


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2/4/2014 11:48:27 AM CST

The Amish Shunned

Premiering tonight on PBS (02/04/14), The Amish: Shunned will be on at 8pm Central. This is a 2 hour special on what it is like for the Amish to be shunned from their family, church, and community.

What is it like to be cut off from your faith and your family? The Amish: Shunned follows seven people who have chosen to leave their closed and tightly-knit communities for the outside world, knowing they can never return. Each has paid deeply for their decision. Estranged from loved ones, these former Amish find themselves struggling to make their way in modern America.


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1/28/2014 12:57:12 PM CST

The Amish on PBS

Tonight at 7pm Central on PBS, The Amish will be airing on PBS. 

PBS does a fantastic job with their documentaries and I highly suggest you watch this if you can. It's also available to watch on PBS.com or through the PBS app.

An intimate portrait of contemporary Amish faith and life, this film examines how such a closed and communal culture has thrived within one of the most open, individualistic societies on earth. What does the future hold for a community whose existence is so rooted in the past? And what does our fascination with the Amish say about deep American values?

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