Thursday, September 20, 2018 • 7:30 pm • Gibble Auditorium
Chasing the Amish Vote: Politics, Polarization, and the Old Order Community
During the 2016 presidential election, AmishPAC, a new political action committee based in Arlington, Virginia, sought to mobilize Amish voters in Lancaster County. Two Elizabethtown College professors—Steve Nolt, senior scholar at the Young Center and professor of history, and Kyle Kopko, associate professor of political science—will describe the PAC’s efforts and the Amish response. They will report on research into Amish participation in the 2016 election and the possible impact of AmishPAC’s advertising on non-Amish voters, as well as suggest what this episode tells us about religion and politics in America today,
Thursday, November 15, 2018 • 7:30 pm • Bucher Meetinghouse
Mental Health Treatment in the Plain Communities
Charles Jantzi, professor of psychology at Messiah College, explores the current thinking about mental health issues and treatment approaches within the Plain communities. His exploration will include both outside professional and Plain community peer-to-peer treatment approaches.