Quakers at a Glance

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) QUAKERS AT A GLANCE ORIGINS: The Religious Society of Friends was founded by George Fox in England in the 1640s. NAME: They were called “Quakers” for the way their bodies moved, or quaked, under divine inspiration. BELIEFS: Early Quakers were Christians who thought their hierarchical churches were corrupt and […]

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