Some were not interested in losing their power and corrupt privileges. Others preferred to continue their religious life with a “straw God”.
Amish's total current population is about 308,000, and it doubles every 22 years. New settlements were created in Bolivia, Argentina and Canada last year.
In Wittenberg, the German President highlighted the importance of Luther’s Bible translation and spoke of how the “priesthood of all believers” brought sense of individual freedom.