Leaving The Amish

Former Member Of Ohio Community Describes Her Journey Away From The Religion

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Posted: March 16, 2013

Saloma Miller Furlong reads from her book "Why I Left the Amish" on Thursday at Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel. Furlong's book details her experiences growing up in, and then leaving, an Amish community in Ohio. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG - Saloma Miller Furlong always liked the way Burlington, Vt., looked in her school history books.
So, when she decided to leave her Ohio Amish community at the age of 20, that’s…

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