Amish Shunning Practices
Shunning was the practice that set the Amish apart from the Mennonites several centuries ago, and it remains the fundamental way in which the community deals with disobedient members. Amish differ considerably from community to community in the severeness and strictness of the shunning, but in light of the closeness of the community and separation from the outside world, it is invariably a painful experience for the one shunned. An Amish person may be shunned for a variety of offenses, ranging from major moral offenses to using improper technology. In accordance with the teachings of Jakob Amman, an Amish person in good standing may not buy from, sell to, eat with or sleep with a shunned person, even if the person is one's spouse or close relative.
|Title||Amish Shunning Practices|
|Published||July 2, 2015|
|Updated||November 19, 2016|
|MLA Citation||“Amish Shunning Practices.” ReligionFacts.com. 19 Nov. 2016. Web. Accessed 20 Jan. 2017. <www.religionfacts.com/|