New Order Amish
"New Order" Amish (New Amish) is an informal name used to describe groups that emerged out of the Old Order Amish in the mid-1960s. Their settlements are found almost exclusively in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Although in doctrine and practice they are very similar to the Old Order Amish (some Old Order settlements allow "New Order" ministers to preach in Old Order congregations), "New Order" distinctives include: the use of electricity and telephones in homes; utilization of modern farming implements, in particular the tractor; minor differences in their pattern of dress and appearance (including a unique head covering for women); and an emphasis, in some communities, on young peoples' meetings and assurance of salvation. The New Order have not adopted the Beachy Amish Mennonite practices of driving automobiles and using meetinghouses for worship services.
See also New Amish
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