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Those tend to be a better source of latest news than the blog posts below, which aren’t updated as regularly.
News. Articles. Events. Resources.
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] Most of you don't know this so I just wanted to give a quick heads up. I'm extremely personally connected to WI v. Yoder. This case is about as closely related to me as can be. About 10 years before Yoder was ruled in 1972, the Iowa community...read more
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] So many people freak out when I talk about overturning Yoder. LESSON OF THE YEAR: Yoder was NOT a landmark victory for religious freedom. Religious freedom existed before. Religions (Catholic, Protestant, etc.) had their own schools before....read more
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[Overturning WI v. Yoder] The Hypocrisy of Prof. John Roth, Goshen College and editor at Mennonite World Review
[Overturning WI v. Yoder] I get super irked by the self-proclaimed expert authorities on the Amish (who are neither Amish nor ever bothered to learn our language). One of the HUGE problems is that these so-called experts go around perpetuating the myth that all the...read more
Throughout this site and in our work, the term "Amish" is synonymous with what some outsiders call "Old Order" Amish, which are the traditional Amish who prohibit electricity, cameras, and cars, among other things. “Old Order" Amish is what the general public...read more
EXCERPT from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/enlightenment: For Enlightenment thinkers themselves, however, the Enlightenment is not an historical period, but a process of social, psychological or spiritual development, unbound to time or place. Immanuel Kant...read more
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