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Amish left reeling by shootings

Academics say the Amish may cope with disaster better than the rest of society, due to their strong view that everything is God’s will, writes Niall Stanage.

7th October, 2006

Every nation has groups whose distance from the mainstream renders them figures of interest and, sometimes, scorn. In the US, few subsets stand out as starkly as the Amish.

Primarily concentrated in three states - Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana - members of the religious denomination number just over 200,000 in the nation as a whole.

The Amish are instantly recognisable by their anachronistic style of dress and by their preferred mode of transport - horse and...

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