Who are the Amish?

The Amish are members of a conservative Christian religious sect that is an off-shoot of the Mennonite religion. The key concepts of this religion are the rejection of pride and a high value placed on humility.

They do not use modern conveniences such as electricity because they fear it will cause competition for status. They have a strong sense of community and faith in God.

Most are bi-lingual speaking Pennsylvania Dutch and English.