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Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies: Volume 4, Issue 2 (Autumn 2016)

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  1. Front Matter (Volume 4, Issue 2, Autumn 2016)

  2. "Not of this World": The Emergence of the Old Colony Mennonites

    Werner, Hans
    By the early twenty-first century, Old Colony Mennonites constituted a diaspora across the Americas. They maintained distinctive conservative dress and selectively rejected aspects of modern technology. While the label "Old Colony" became current in Manitoba in the 1870s, their conserving orientation reaches back to church divisions in The Netherlands in the sixteenth century. After a sojourn in West Prussia, they migrated to Russia in the eighteenth century and then to the prairies of Manitoba in the 1870s. The rapid industrialization of Russia and Canada sharpened their Anabaptist sense of being separate from the world and stimulated a reaction to particular...

  3. "No Sunday Business": Navigating Religious Rules and Business Opportunities in the Shipyard Mennonite Settlement, Belize

    Roessingh, Carel; Bovenberg, Daniëlle
    Within the Old Colony Mennonite settlements of Belize, the relationship between religious and economic practices entails a constant navigation of the acceptable, where threats of worldliness come from technology and from contact with outsiders. This paper takes as its focus the business of a butcher in Shipyard settlement, whose daily work testifies to a navigation of both of these potential threats. This entrepreneur uses technologies of energy, transportation, and communication—operated in part by an outside worker—to extend the radius of his meat business. The tense environment of Shipyard’s religious diversity frames our discussion of these observations, leading us to reconsider...

  4. The Dynamics of Boundaries: Obedience and Transgression among Bolivian Old Colony Mennonites

    Hedberg, Anna Sofia
    Boundaries keep people apart just as they keep people together. Boundaries are social constructs made by man in order to maintain the natural order of things. The aim of this article is to elaborate on the social construct of boundaries and particularly acknowledge their dynamic character. Social and cultural boundaries are passable, changeable, and negotiable. Nonetheless, boundaries are fundamental to many peoples' existence and survival as ethnic and cultural communities and must therefore be acknowledged as essential human needs. By focusing on the members of a conservative Christian community—Old Colony Mennonites in Bolivia—as they carry out practices in relation to...

  5. Schooling across Contexts: The Educational Realities of Old Colony Mennonite Students

    Crocker, Wendy
    This paper narrates the schooling experiences of the Old Colony Mennonites (OCM) across two contexts based on my first-hand observations as a principal in a rural, southwestern Ontario school and on a research trip to the Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua State, Mexico. The OCM children described in this paper attend public school in southwestern Ontario and travel regularly to Mexico where many of the families hold property or visit family. Thus, during one calendar year, these OCM children often attend schools in two countries with differences in the use of language(s) and literacy practices, expectations in the classroom, and even the meaning...

  6. Mapping Positive Change in Manitoba Colony, Chihuahua, Mexico

    Schlabach, Gracia
    While working in Manitoba Colony, Mexico, as a teacher under Old Colony Mennonite Support from 2009 to 2014, I gathered data about the community from conversations and periodicals such as Kurze Nachrichten aus Mexico, Deutsch-Mexikanische Rundshau, Das Blatt, and Die Mennonitische Post. This information shows both changing demographics and positive change that stems from improved literacy.

  7. Anabaptist Community Members' Perceptions and Preferences Related to Healthcare

    Garrett-Wright, Dawn; Main, Maria Eve; Jones, M. Susan
    The plain Anabaptists are thought to differ from mainstream U.S. health care beliefs and practices. Many non-Anabaptist health care providers have limited knowledge of the specific health beliefs and preferences of Anabaptists, which can lead to misunderstandings. The purpose of this descriptive qualitative study was to collect information from Anabaptist community members related to health care beliefs and preferences in their communities. Participants, who were members of various plain Anabaptist communities, completed a questionnaire containing open-ended questions about health issues. Seven themes emerged in results: (1) health viewed as a gift from God that provides the ability to work; (2)...

  8. Writing Life, Writing Back, and Writing Through: Saloma Miller Furlong's Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir and Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman's Ties to Two Worlds

    Voelz, Sabrina
    In recent years, the memoir boom has left publishers searching far and wide for new material. As part of this trend and the immense demand for anything Amish, non-professional writers have seized the opportunity to make their voices heard. While there is a wealth of scholarship on the Amish, the often trauma-filled narratives of the ex-Amish have neither been widely accessible to the public, nor the subject of much academic scrutiny until recently. This article explores the memoir, its genre conventions, and current debates. Furlong’s debut memoir, Why I Left the Amish (2011), is a powerful narrative about a desperate...

  9. Book Reviews

    Ruth, John L.; Hartman Kaiser, Steve

  10. Book Reviews

    Ruth, John L.; Hartman Keiser, Steve

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