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What is the difference between Amish and Mennonite?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Sep 09, 2019

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C. Marcus

C. MarcusContent Developer, Washington
Content Developer, Washington

Answered on Sep 09, 2019

Amish and Mennonites are followers of the Mennonite Church founded by Jakob Amman. They are known to be very traditional and peace-loving people. Though they both follow the teaching of the Mennonite Church, they are different in many ways. The Amish Mennonites, or Simply Amish, is known to be strictly observing the teachings especially in promoting peace and avoiding violence amongst their community.

They are known to be very traditional that they do not use most of the technology and clothes used and enjoyed today by the majority of the people. They also do not put too much effort too in contacting the outside the world as they live in their communities with their families. Mennonites are known to use technology and wear the latest clothes. They blend in the crowd and are active in supporting world organizations.

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W. PrattMarketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln
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Answered on Aug 27, 2019

The Amish and Mennonite are two groups of people who are unique to the average person in the United States. They are a group of people who are known for building their own houses as opposed to hiring a contractor to build your home. Jakob Amman founded the Amish, and they usually ride in horse and buggies. They do not use modern technologies like television or even electricity.

Mennonites, on the other hand, are not as strict. They do use modern techniques. The Amish are a smaller group of the Mennonites with the Mennonites being a larger category of people. The Amish are strict and lead simple lives, but the Mennonites are standard, like the other people in the community.

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