The Old Order Amish in North America are a religious group which originate from the radical Swiss Anabaptist movement (Amish, 2015). The amish religion was formed between 1525 and 1536 during the Reformation. The Amish is one of the three religious groups that have originated from the Anabaptist, along with Mennonites and Hutterites. There was two main waves in which the Amish immigrated to America is; between 1727- 1790, and between 1815-1865. The Amish immigrated to america from Switzerland, Alsace-lorraine, Palatinate, France, and Holland. They immigrated to escape religious persecution and imprisionment in their original countries (Amish, 2015). It was to the point where they could not own land, and they may even be denied citizenship.
3. What is your cultural background? My cultural background had changed since my mid-teens. We were raised Catholic but my family background as a child does not really reflect it. My parents were
The Amish have been around since the early 1700s in the United States. They first migrated to Pennsylvania when they came from Switzerland and Germany. The Amish have spread to many other states, but today are primarily in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania (Hostetler, 2009). The Amish have a unique way of life and have strong beliefs rooted in their faith. Today, the Amish are continuing to grow, because they are having such large families (Hostetler, 2009). The elderly population within the community plays an important aspect in the decision making and planning for the family. Through story-telling the elderly pass down to the next generations information about the culture itself. The Amish lifestyles and beliefs are what shape them as a community and what causes them to be at risk of illnesses and injuries more than other cultures around them.
The Amish have a amazing history, with a hard working life, and lots of myths to be debunked, they
Amish 1: Amish. 2:Canada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, 78 miles south of Cleveland. 3.251,000 in America and Canada. Clothing The Amish choose to wear a cape and apron and have straight pins or snaps. Amish girls wear amish bonnets, but the people who live in cold places such as the Nebraska Amish do not wear bonnets. Most Amish women make their own clothing, but some do buy clothing from local stores. Amish women don’t normally wear patterned clothing or jewelry.
Have you ever seen an Amish person or group of simple looking people walking down the busy streets of Pennsylvania or New York? This is because they stand out in a world full of noisy commotion with their goings and comings. The Amish religion was founded in 1693 by Jakob Amman originally in Switzerland. They believe in living very simple lives, helping one another in times of need, and dressing a specific way to both draw attention to, and divert attention away from themselves.
The Amish is a group of people whose population is exploding it’s about 251,000 people in their community.They do not get involved in state or national politics like vote or serve in the U.S. Military.The Amish history goes way back to the 18th century.The way they learn is that they support having one room schoolhouses for their students with about thirty students per classroom.They only attend school from 1st to 8th grade.The language that they speak is known as Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania Dutch.The Traditions or Holiday they celebrate is easter Monday second Christmas,old christmas,pentecost and Ascension day.
The Amish live in a world inside of a world. They are normally called old fashioned because they don't believe in the use of technology and they have very old values that most people don't follow anymore. They do all things through god and the church. They take their children out of school by the time they reach 8 th grade. These are a few of their beliefs and there are much more that are not listed. Most Amish say that being Amish is not a religion it's a lifestyle. They live separately from society and work for themselves to produce and maintain their living. They are a subculture for this fact. They do not try to rebel against the government. They really just co exist.
In the fifteenth century, a Catholic priest joined a growing religious order call the Mennonites who worshiped in Zurich Switzerland. The Mennonites were an order based upon beliefs founded on the New Testament of the Bible. During the late sixteenth century, the Mennonite order split under the guidance of Jacob Amman to form a new, more conservative order called the Amish. During the sixteenth century, several religions were not viewed favorably by the European governments. Some were treated so harshly that they sought new locations where they would have greater freedom to worship as their religious orders preferred. One such group were the Amish and by the late sixteenth century they were forced from Switzerland and other European countries by severe persecution to immigrate to America.
When I was a little girl, I remember standing in my grandfather’s kitchen staring at his fridge covered with photographs and newspaper articles. One clipping caught my attention. It was a wedding announcement for my cousin and his fiancé. I turned to my mom and asked, “Did they put their picture in the paper because she is Jewish?” My mother looked back at me with a confused, almost horrified look. She was disturbed that her seven year old would ask such a thing. This entire situation was an innocent misunderstanding however, because my question did not come from a place of prejudice, quite the opposite. I have always admired and been fascinated with the Jewish culture. I was simply unaware of the common tradition of wedding announcements.
Amish life is often looked at as plain or simple, but there is a lot more to Amish life than farming and dressing plain. In this paper you will find out some of the history between the Amish and other groups, along with some events that the Amish take part
So, I decided to talk to her, maybe not using the facts, but using sympathy. I decided to bring up Muslims, their religion along with cultural norms. Grandma thought that a woman wearing Hijab or a Burka, was a woman that is being oppressed by Islam or men. I explained to her that a woman covering herself is actually a sign of modesty, that Muslims think that a woman shouldn’t be judged by her looks but by her personality. I actually got her to see eye to eye with someone, which is actually a challenge to most. She told me later that she actually compliments women who
Marriage as evolved for thousands of years and it will be changing in more years to come. Marriage was known to be the union between man and woman but in recent times, in some countries, marriage is seen to be a union between same sex, or different sex couples. People get married in different ways depending on where they are from and their culture. In some culture, the man finds the girl he wants and kidnaps her and forces her to say yes to his proposal. How different or similar will Westernized America and Amish America be when it comes to marriage customs?
A barrier to my personal engagement in culturally competent practice with Muslims is that I am still trying to figure out how to rationalize my negative thoughts and fears that I hold towards this group. In addition, I am still learning and growing personally in my cultural development. When still trying to learn and grow personally, being competent can be difficult, because I am not yet competent within myself. Before I can assist anyone else in attaining their personal values, beliefs, whether related to cultural ties or not, I need to be aware of my own values and beliefs that lie within my faith and cultural background; I need to become more culturally aware of myself. (Lum, 2011).
Growing up in North Carolina as a muslim was rough in so many ways, my accent was rough and my ability to communicate with others was limited to say the least. After the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center everything became harder for my family. My mother who has to wear a headdress was abused by many both physically and