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  Religious Society of Friends - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity.
Friends believe that any meal with others can be a form of communion and therefore have no such rite in their worship.
Friends were some of the first to value women as important ministers and to campaign for women's rights, they became leaders in the anti-slavery movement, and were among the first to pioneer humane treatment for the mentally ill and for prisoners.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Religious_Society_of_Friends   (6474 words)

  
 Friends, Religious Society of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
FRIENDS, RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF [Friends, Religious Society of] religious body originating in England in the middle of the 17th cent.
In 1827 questions arising in connection with the preaching of Elias Hicks divided the American Friends into two groups, the "Hicksites," who placed emphasis upon the individual's belief as guided by revelation to his or her own spirit, and the "Orthodox," who gave to the elders the duty of decision as to soundness of doctrine.
The society of friends and the family firm, 1700-1830.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/F/Friends.asp   (1028 words)

  
 Friends, Religious Society of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Friends worked for prison reform (e.g., Elizabeth Fry), for improvement in insane asylums, for mitigation of the penal code (especially abolition of capital punishment), and for the betterment of common education.
In 1827 questions arising in connection with the preaching of Elias Hicks divided the American Friends into two groups, the “Hicksites,” who placed emphasis upon the individual’s belief as guided by revelation to his or her own spirit, and the “Orthodox,”; who gave to the elders the duty of decision as to soundness of doctrine.
The Friends World Committee for Consultation is valuable to the international community of Friends, and the organization of the Wider Quaker Fellowship offers to non-Quakers, in sympathy with the Quaker spirit, a chance to aid in the work of the Friends.
www.bartleby.com /65/fr/Friends.html   (857 words)

  
 Religious Society of Friends - tScholars.com
The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) is a loose knit religious or spiritual movement founded in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity.
Early Friends did not believe in the practice of the outward rites and sacraments, believing that holiness can exist in all the activities of one's life—all of life is sacred.
Friends also believe that any meal with others can be a form of communion and therefore have no such rite in their worship.
www.tscholars.com /encyclopedia/Quaker   (5202 words)

  
 Society of Friends - Quakers
The Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers, is a body of Christians that originated in 17th century England under George Fox.
The Society of Friends may be traced to the many Protestant bodies that appeared in Europe during the Reformation.
Many doctrines of the Society of Friends were taken from those of earlier religious groups, particularly those of the Anabaptists and Independents, who believed in lay leadership, independent congregations, and complete separation of church and state.
mb-soft.com /believe/txc/quakers.htm   (2736 words)

  
 Facts About Friends
Friends hold that the words of the Bible should not be taken as the final revelation of God.
Friends believe that God's revelation is still continuing, that God is not absent or unknowable but that we can find God ourselves and establish a living relationship thus being able to live in the world free from the burden and guilt of sin.
Religious knowledge, like the appreciation of beauty, is not attained by a logical process of thought but by experience and feeling.
www.quaker.org /friends.html   (1620 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: The Religious Society of Friends - Quakers
Friends are very active in the community, through their many service organizations, their lobbying efforts, and their anti-war organizations.
Friends for a Non-Violent World is a Quaker group, located in Minneapolis, whose goal is to encourage peace, community, and justice in the world through example and education.
Friends' ability to adapt to change in the world through their 350 year existence has enabled them to remain a strong and active part of the world's community.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/quak.html   (4141 words)

  
 Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Applicants who are members of another religious body are expected to give up that membership as they join the Meeting, formally advising the other organization of their intent to join the Religious Society of Friends, and endeavoring to obtain a letter of release from their previous religious affiliation.
Friends who live at a distance from their own monthly meeting but near another will do well to transfer their membership to the nearer one unless there is some very special reason not to do so.
Friends toward whom the monthly meeting has acted in this way should be advised that they may explain their position to the monthly meeting in person or in writing.
www.swarthmore.edu /Library/friends/rsg/recordsinfandp.html   (4456 words)

  
 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - Some Information on Quakerism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) had its beginnings in Great Britain in the middle of the 17th century.
Perhaps the most noted Friend of this century was John Woolman, known both for the depth of faithfulness shown in his life and for his persistent (and successful) efforts to rid the Society of Friends of the evil of slavery.
In Britain, Friends were very active in social reform, including the prsion ministry of Elizabeth Gurney Fry and mental health reform exemplified in The Retreat Mental Hospital.
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 Religious Society of Friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At that time Puritanism was predominant in England under the of Oliver Cromwell but religious and political dissent were Fox was a highly vocal dissenter as considered many of the religious practices of time to be inconsistent with Christian faith.
Those who join the Religious Society of are said to be convinced Quakers; this is in contrast to who as children were raised as Quakers.
It was up at the 1937 World Conference of Friends in Swarthmore Pennsylvania USA "to act in a consultative to promote better understanding among Friends the over particularly by the encouragement of joint and intervisitation the collection and circulation of about Quaker literature and other activities directed that end."
www.freeglossary.com /Quaker   (2972 words)

  
 New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
George Fox, one of the early founders of the Society of Friends in seventeenth century England, had as a youth suffered great anguish as he sought an answer to his spiritual quest.
Friends in New England try in their meetings for worship to capture the same spirit, a sense of God's presence in the midst, and to be open to new revelation.
Early Friends came to worship with their cup overflowing, and it was then that the power was given to go out and to share the Truth that had come to them.
www.neym.org   (1066 words)

  
 Issue #1: The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) as a Religious Community
Historically, monasticism and life in religious orders have roots in the early diaconal practices of the church and the fourth century phenomenon of a movement of individuals to the deserts and wild places of the Mediterranean basin, Gaul, Britain and Ireland for a life of prayer and intimacy with God.
Friends are traditionally cautioned not to see the disciplines and insights of the Advices and Queries as stultifying dead letters, but as Spirit filled: "that all with the measure of light which is pure and holy may be guided, and so in the light walking and abiding these may be fulfilled in the Spirit."
Friends, as well, seek to protect both the free communications of the unique individual with God and the formation and development of the community.
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 The Religious Society of Friends
Pendle, England, birthplace of the Religious Society of Friends.
Friends Camp, a Quaker summer camp for youth.
FCUN was created "for Friends (and friends of Friends) of the environmental persuasion." It discusses the Friends Committee in Unity with Nature (FCUN) and other environmentally-related topics.
www.quaker.org   (2536 words)

  
 Information on Quakerism - online resources on the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) faith, history, leading ...
To find your way among the dozens of articles here on various aspects of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), visit my categorized list of articles or use the search form in the upper right corner.
James Healton, a Friend of long experience among several branches of Friends, shares the common element that ties the various elements of Quaker thought and practice together.
Friend Roger Minthorne lives out his Quaker faith, among other ways, with a friendship with a death row inmate.
www.quakerinfo.com   (1009 words)

  
 Friends General Conference: Quakers in the unprogrammed tradition
FGC reaches out to seekers and to other religious bodies inside and outside the wider Religious Society of Friends.
FGC wants Friends and meetings to know about this special AFSC fund to provide financial support to Friends' meetings and organizations that are reaching out to aid evacuees from Hurricane Katrina or in other ways support the relief efforts.
Quakerbooks of FGC (the "FGC Bookstore") carries hundreds of titles of interest to Friends and fellow seekers.
www.fgcquaker.org   (467 words)

  
 Religous Society of Friends, Ojai CA
Religous Society of Friends, Ojai CA About our meeting...
The Ojai Friends Worship Group is a small, unprogrammed group under the care of Santa Barbara Monthly Meeting with an average attendance of about seven.
We hope to be able to illuminate our own paths, and to share our personal measures of the Light with those traveling neighbors we meet along the way.
homepage.mac.com /deweyval/OjaiFriends   (384 words)

  
 Religious Society of Friends
Our family are members of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.
We who have been called Seekers of the Truth, Quakers and Friends, are members of the Religious Society of Friends.
Perhaps this approach of Friends could be helpful and meaningful to you.
www.springgardeninn.net /friends/index.htm   (729 words)

  
 Abington Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Abington Friends School is a K-12 Quaker school that is organized under the care of Abington Monthly Meeting.
Links to many Quaker organizations and bibliographies, as well as sites that, though they contain "Quaker" in their names, have nothing to do with the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker Oats, for example).
Located in the lobby of Friends Center at 15th and Cherry Streets in Philadelphia, the QIC is an inviting and comfortable place for conversation, browsing, reading, acquiring free Quaker literature, and perusing display sale items which can be ordered via catalogs.
www.pym.org /abington-qm/abington.htm   (411 words)

  
 The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
"A Friend's meeting, however silent, is at the very lowest a witness that worship is something other and deeper than words, and that it is to the unseen and eternal things that we desire to give the first place in our lives.
And when the meeting...is awake and looking upwards, there is much more in it than this.
The Religious Society of Friends is near the opposite end of the religious spectrum.
www.religioustolerance.org /quaker.htm   (254 words)

  
 Friends, Religious Society of - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The Las Cruces Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is a member of the Inter Mountain Yearly Meeting (IMYM).
We are especially active in issues of peace and social concerns, as Quakers have been historically.
Mailing address Las Cruces Friends, P. Box 1240, Mesilla Park, NM 88047.
www.nmsu.edu /~ifc/Religious_Society_of_Friends.html   (179 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Handbook of the Religious Society of Friends.
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 Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
If you have come to this website in response to a SPAM e-mail which appears to have originated here, please understand that someone is forging our email addresses and is using them to send very unpleasant sorts of spam to huge numbers of people unknown to the Quakers.
If you have received e-mail ostensibly from the quaker.ca domain but not in harmony with our testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and that of God in every person, then it is surely not from the Quakers.
www.quaker.ca   (276 words)

  
 New York Yearly Meeting
Race, Love and Justice (address to Spring Representative Meeting) in HTML and PDF
Welcome to the Web site of New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Everyone is always welcome at a Quaker meeting for worship.
www.nyym.org   (121 words)

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