URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $10,306 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Interest in Amish, similar communities on the rise

Catholic World News - September 04, 2013

A growing number of women and young adults are exploring Amish, Mennonite, and similar communities because of their simple, family-centered lifestyle and modesty, David Briggs of the Association of Religion Data Archives recently noted.

Although only around 1,200 of the 500,000 members of such communities in the US are converts, “that number has been growing in recent years as more people seek the plain life, in part lured by the utopian vision of a simpler, family-oriented lifestyle depicted in Amish romance novels, tourism sites, news features and some popular films,” said Briggs, citing a study presented at a recent meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($64,844 to go):
$150,000.00 $85,156.12
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization 12 hours ago
Anatomy of Conversion 13 hours ago
Anatomy of Conversion 17 hours ago
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days