We often say we’d be Amish without the religion because we admire their simple, industrious lifestyle. Not to mention their expertise in farming with animal power.

We also think Quakers are pretty neat. Especially as regards their Peace Testimony. Over the years, many conscientious objectors have been Quakers. The tireless promotion of non-violence earned Quakerism the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

However, Quakers and Amish often get confused with one another, probably because of the photo of the man in the Quaker Oats logo.

In this short video, Rob Jones, Quaker and soon to be famous rock farmer, sings a song clarifying the difference between the Quakers and the Amish:

By Camille Armantrout

Camille lives with her soul mate Bob in the back woods of central North Carolina where she hikes, gardens, cooks, and writes.

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