Amish Grace: The Only Option for Jesus’ Followers

You doubtlessly remember the terrible tragedy that occurred 10 years ago on Oct. 2, 2006, in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. You may not have remembered the name of that small town, but that is where 10 Amish girls were brutally shot in their one-room schoolhouse. Such a...

Judge Refuses to Free Leader of Amish Beard-cutting Sect

CLEVELAND (RNS) A federal judge Wednesday (Jan. 11) refused to release the leader of an Amish splinter sect from jail on charges he orchestrated the cutting of beards of Amish men over longstanding religious disagreements. Samuel Mullet Sr. and 11 others pleaded not...

Feds Charge 12 in Amish Beard-cutting Attacks

CLEVELAND (RNS) Federal prosecutors have expanded their case against members of a breakaway Amish sect for their roles in shaving the hair and beards of people considered to be their religious enemies. An indictment issued Tuesday (Dec. 20) in U.S. District Court...

Amish Bernie Madoff Won’t Fight Fraud Charges

SUGARCREEK, Ohio (RNS) An investment broker dubbed the “Amish Bernie Madoff” has decided not to fight federal charges that he defrauded thousands of investors out of nearly $17 million. Monroe Beachy, 77, intends to reject his lawyer’s legal advice and plead no...