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  Religious Society of Friends - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quakers are counted among the historic peace churches, and have congregations scattered across the world.
Quakerism is often termed a mystical religion, but it differs from other mystical religions in two important ways.
Quaker marriage ceremonies were performed in the same manner as worship, meaning there was no priest or high official to conduct the ceremony and sanction the union.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quaker   (4451 words)

 Quakers of Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana
Quaker worship and decision-making are both shaped by a common search for the Truth as revealed by the prompting of the Spirit.
In practical terms, one result is that Quaker organizations make many of their decisions by a process of gradually discerning, as a community, what is the best decision for the entire group -- in other words, by building consensus.
Quakers in Richmond and Wayne County use a variety of worship styles reflecting both historical practices and contemporary Christianity.
www.earlham.edu /Q/brochure1   (1097 words)

 Society of Friends - Quakers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These queries relate to such matters as the proper education of their children, the use of intoxicants, care of the needy, and, on a broader scale, racial and religious toleration and the treatment of all offenders in a spirit of love rather than with the object of punishment.
Quakerism took on certain characteristics such as simplicity in the manner of living, encouraging women to be ministers, spiritual democracy in meeting, absolute adherence to truth, universal peace and brotherhood regardless of sex, class, nation, or race.
Quakers refused to remove their hats to those in authority and used the singular "thee" and "thou" in their speech, while the common people were supposed to address their betters as "you." In turn, they influenced the thought and social ethics of the English - speaking world far out of proportion to their numbers.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/quakers.htm   (2736 words)

The first Quakers to arrive in America were viewed as dangerous heretics in many of the colonies.
In 1688, a group of Friends in Germantown PA took a public stand against slavery; this is believed to be the first stirrings within a religious organization of the abolitionist movement in America.
Following the war, a number of Quaker organizations were formed to promote social change in the areas of slavery, prison conditions, poverty, native American affairs, etc. Quakers played a major role in organizing and running the "Underground Railroad" - a system which aided runaway slaves to escape to freedom in the northern states and Canada.
www.religioustolerance.org /quaker.htm   (2763 words)

 Pendle Hill Pamphlets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born of Quaker families, Howard Brinton and Anna Cox Brinton were to meet doing Friends relief work in Germany after World War I in Europe and devote their lives together to nurturing Quakerism, social activism, peacemaking and peacemakers from coast to coast in the United States and, in their last years, in Asia.
In Quaker Strongholds, as in her other writings, she seems to keep constantly in mind the points of view of those to whom Quakerism is new and strange and of those well-versed in its belief and practice, making a kind of bridge between them.
Quakerism is derived largely from the ethical teachings of Jesus, the Christ-mysticism of Paul, and the logos-mysticism and God-mysticism of John.
www.pendlehill.org /pendle_hill_pamphlets.htm   (6301 words)

 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Library Booklist: Quaker Fiction - Anecdotes and Folk Tales
In this Quaker short story, a Nantucket couple engaged to be married find their families splitting into the Orthodox and Hicksite factions as they plan their wedding.
At a Quaker meeting a remarkable woman is seen in the novel throught the eyes and in the memories of those who loved, admired and resented her.
Story of Margaret Stevenson, a brave young Quaker orphan, whose faith is challenged severely as she travels to the New World to face Indians and anti-Quaker prejudice in Boston and eventually settles down on Nantucket Island.
www.pym.org /library/lists/quakquak.htm   (1309 words)

 Quaker Groups and Organizations - FCNL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) was founded in 1979 to promote the values of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the European context.
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO), located in New York and Geneva, serves as a Quaker presence at the United Nations (UN), representing Friends concerns at the international level and facilitating people-to-people diplomacy on global issues.
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality.
www.fcnl.org /links.htm   (663 words)

 The Quaker Tapestry, exhibitions, workshops and guided tour of this historical tapestry
The Quaker Tapestry is a celebration of 350 years of Quaker insights and experiences embroidered in narrative crewel work on 77 panels of specially woven wool cloth.
At a Quaker Yearly Meeting in 1982 she mounted an exhibition of work in progress and her ideas and determination aroused an enthusiastic response from many Friends.
The Quaker Tapestry is quite unlike any other contemporary embroidery in its style, scope, content, method of execution and consequent effect on many of those who took part.
www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk /the_tapestry.htm   (291 words)

 Quakerism, Orthodox Quakerism, Quakers, Orthodox Quakers, What Orthodox Quakers Believe, About Orthodox Quakerism -- ...
The most orthodox Quakers hold to the authority of the Bible, and the book of Genesis--that God created all in less than seven days and less that 10,000 years ago.
Most orthodox Quakers believe in direct reward and punishment, heaven and hell, the second coming of Christ, and resurrection of the dead (similar to conservative Christian view).
Quakers focus on reducing human suffering, especially that caused by social injustice or violence.
www.beliefnet.com /story/80/story_8037_1.html   (391 words)

 Quaker -- Beliefnet.com
Main Tenets: Quaker beliefs include the emphasis on plain speech and dress; opposition to slavery and war; and the refusal to swear oaths, which Quakers believe undermine the daily mandate for truth-telling.
Quakers, who often met persecution for their beliefs, have also been champions of religious freedom.
Organizations: Quaker congregations are called meetings, which range from structured services led by ministers to open sessions where participants speak when inspired by their own Inner Light.
www.beliefnet.com /index/index_10122.asp   (360 words)

 The Quaker Dharma
As Quakers, we meet to conduct the business of the Meeting from once per month to once per quarter.
However, I also know that there are many people to whom the Quaker way would speak and bring great joy if only they knew it existed.
The Quaker Dharma explores Quaker practice, seeks to share it for the benefit of others, and affirms there are many valid paths to God.
thequakerdharma.blogspot.com   (1688 words)

 soc.religion.quaker Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Subject: (1.2) Shakers The "Quakers" are occasionally confused with the "Shakers"; the Shakers were to some extent a "spin-off" of the Quakers, a group started by a Manchester, England woman, Ann Lee, who was born Quaker.
One explanation for this confusion is the image on the Quaker Oats(tm) logo (See (1.4) Oatmeal, Motor Oil...); another is the traditional refusal of Friends to rise or doff their hats to figures considered to be in authority.
Subject: (7) Speech mannerisms Subject: (7.1) Thee and Thou (archaic) Among early Quakers it was traditional to call everyone and anyone thee and thou, including royalty and church officials, who were to be referred to in the plural in deference to their official Holier than Thou position.
www.faqs.org /faqs/Quaker-faq   (3930 words)

 Introduction to "Quakers in Brief" - DM Murray-Rust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It was called "Calculus made Easy" and was derived from lectures he gave to his Engineering students, whom he wished to interest in Mathematics as well as to instruct.
In fact, I shall be leaving out a great deal, for there have been many good books written on the story and nature of Quakerism, to which anyone may refer, if they wish to read further and deeper.
The main idea of the chapter is to give some idea of the great diversity of people who were attracted to the Quaker movement.
people.cryst.bbk.ac.uk /~ubcg09q/dmr/intro.htm   (348 words)

 Quaker Chemical - Welcome
Quaker is focused on one goal: creating more value for our customers.
By focusing intensely on a few areas in heavy manufacturing industries we are able to achieve a high level of understanding of our customers, their processes, and their needs.
Quaker Chemical Corporation, headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, is a worldwide developer, producer, and marketer of custom-formulated chemical specialty products and a provider of chemical management services for manufacturers around the globe, primarily in the steel and automotive industries.
www.quakerchem.com   (213 words)

 as Way Opens: The Contrarian Quaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The thing is that whenever the conversation moved to it, I always identified myself as a Quaker, even when I hadn't been in a meeting for years and years.
Every so often in the life of the Quaker universe talk comes up about uniformity of belief, foundational beliefs, and the role of that core belief in the minds of the participants of meeting for worship.
Considering the fact that one of the original hallmarks of "Quakerism" (a word, because it even ends in "-ism" I have trouble with) is to have no set creed it may seem a bit odd that matters of interpretation of either the Bible or Fox's commentaries have led to splits in the first place.
quakerman.blogspot.com   (6128 words)

The Quaker Lesbian Conference exists to be a loving time and space in which Quaker women and women familiar with Quakerism, who are lesbian and bisexual, or moving towards those identities, can connect to spirit and to each other.
One weekend will be open to all women who are Quaker or familiar with Friends, who were born and raised as women, and who are lesbian, bisexual or moving towards those identities.
The 2004 conference will be open to women who are Quaker or familiar with Friends, who were born and raised as women, and who are lesbian, bisexual or moving towards those identities.
qlc.quaker.org   (486 words)

 Quaker United Nations Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quakers hold to a way of life rather than a dogma or creed.
The Quaker movement began in England in the 1650s, when its founder, George Fox, gathered together those who sought to live and worship in accordance with the living spirit of Christ.
Their commitment to non-violence in thought, word and deed is based on living out the word of God, as known in the life and teachings of Jesus, as well as from the word of God known in their own hearts and demonstrated in the lives of others.
www.geneva.quno.info   (492 words)

 New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
They feel free to reject much of the ecclesiastical structure of the times, including priests, church dogmas, outward sacraments, and external authority in religion, because they feel that for them these do not serve the life of the spirit.
From the beginning, the Quaker faith has flourished in a group, in a society, in a beloved fellowship.
Pendle Hill, a Quaker Center for Study And Contemplation.
www.neym.org   (1047 words)

 Genealogy.com: The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, 1750-1930
The oldest Quaker records span three centuries of American history and illustrate a general trend of migration from New England and the middle Atlantic states southward to Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and west into the Northwest Territory to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and beyond.
Not until recently have Quaker vital statistics been recorded in civil offices; thus, for about two centuries the only vital records concerning these people are to be met with in the Quaker records themselves.
Volume IV is the largest of the two and is in fact the largest volume of the whole "Encyclopedia." Quakers arrived in the Old Northwest by the thousands, establishing hundred of Meetings for Worship and erecting an unprecedented number of monthly meetings.
www.genealogy.com /ifa/co_cd192.html   (1474 words)

 Andria Fiegel Wolfe
The Quakers, along with everyone else in the American Colonies and England, did not begin using the Gregorian calendar until 1752.
The dual year must be used until you are quite certain the locale in question has adopted the Gregorian calendar (or until the Quaker records no longer have the dual form or the year is after 1752).
When recording dates found in Quaker records, it is preferred practice to copy them as they are found and to record the source.
www.illuminatrix.com /andria/quaker.html   (807 words)

 Quaker Information Center
Resources on War, Peace and Nonviolence are posted by Robert Seeley, a Quaker and peace activist.
Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends, a faith that began in England in the mid-1600's, and is practiced today, in a variety of forms, in the U.S. and around the world.
Overview: a description of Quakers as seen from the outside (published by a non-Quaker source).
www.quakerinfo.org   (464 words)

 CFSC Home Page
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) arose in England 350 years ago, under the leadership of George Fox and Margaret Fell.
The promptings of love we find within are the source of our Quaker commitment to human rights, global justice, prison abolition, sustainability and peace.
A description of the Young Friend Internship Programme and an application form are available in PDF format.
cfsc.quaker.ca   (424 words)

 Digital Quaker Collection
Earlham's purpose in providing access to these texts is to support Quaker scholarship for its distance education students and to provide a resource for local congregations.
The resulting collection from a variety of Quaker authors consists of over 500 volumes considered to be in the public domain.
Prominent Quaker figures such as George Fox and William Penn are well represented, but the collection also includes numerous authors of lesser prominence.
esr.earlham.edu /dqc   (462 words)

 the Friend - Independent Quaker journalism since 1843
Quaker school students on the Northern Schools pilgrimage, at the top of Pendle Hill, September 2005
Students from the Quaker schools have again found inspiration, tracing the roots of Quakerism in the footsteps of George Fox.
In welcoming Alec Davison's stimulating article, 'Be Kindlers of the Light', (29 July) and applauding the work of the Quaker Quest team, I want to address Alec's theme to two particular groups outwith the Society: those exploring new light through co...
www.thefriend.org   (1247 words)

 Bayard Rustin - Civil Rights Leader - QuakerInfo.com
He is also a member of Davis Monthly Meeting in Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
This article appeared in print in the Fall 1999 issue of Quaker Studies and in 2000 in Afro-Americans in New York Life and History.
The auto- biography of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
www.quakerinfo.com /quak_br.shtml   (1744 words)

 Cyndi's List - Quaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An over-view of the Quaker movement from 1650 to 1990, by David M Murray-Rust.
Many Ohio Quakers moved North from the short-lived Quaker colony in Wrightsboro, GA. Page gives the original charter granted to colonists, with names of grantees and acreage received, also surname links to pages and other information on Wrightsboro.
List of the names of the Quakers enrolled in the office of Town Clerk, of and in the City of New York, pursuant to an Act of Assembly, entitled an Act, for Regulating the Militia of the Colony of New York, made and published the 19th day of February last 1755/6.
www.cyndislist.com /quaker.htm   (1440 words)

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