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QUAKERS. A sect of Christians.
     2. Formerly they were much persecuted on account of their peaceable principles which forbade them to bear arms, and they were denied many rights because they refused to make corporal oath. They are relieved in a great degree from the consequent penalties for refusing to bear arms; and their affirmations are everywhere in the United States, as is believed, taken instead of their oaths.

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5) The three bodies are each made up of multiple branches, and only some jurisdictions of their Christian World Communions haye membership in the WCC: Religious Society of Friends: Friends General Conference; Religious Society of Friends: Friends United Meeting; Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); Church of the Brethren; Church of the Brethren in Nigeria; Church of Christ in Congo--Mennonite Community in Congo; Association of Mennonite Congregations in Germany; Mennonite Church in the Netherlands.
As with the Amish, however, they maintain no house of worship, and by tradition no formalized creed of faith, no tradition but independence, no governance but freedom of thought and action with adherence to the guiding principles of the Religious Society of Friends.
Quakers, as a Religious Society of Friends, would hardly surrender
The Prize was intended to recognize the peace work of the entire Religious Society of Friends.
The Quaker church, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, already offers religious blessings to couples in civil partnerships.
The school is affiliated with the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, and educates 655 students from kindergarten through 12th grade, guided, as stated in the school's mission statement, "by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality, simplicity and our commitment to diversity.
He begins with a brisk but thorough overview of Quaker theology in the years from 1647 to 1827, between the rise of the Quaker movement in England and the split in North America that forever sundered the Religious Society of Friends.
Elsewhere in his will, Mr Hamilton left pounds 500 to the Liverpool Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and pounds 500 to the Labour party.
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MOST RECENT ATTENDANCE FIGURES BY CHURCH (FOR 2005 UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED):Church in Wales: 47,631 Roman Catholic: 36,059 Methodist Church: 16,967 Presbyterian Church of Wales: 34,819 (2004) United Reform Church Wales: 5,482 Union of Welsh Independents: 35,754 (2003/04) Salvation Army: 2,278 (2004) Religious Society of Friends, Wales: 560 Total: 179,550 (or 6.
She was a lifelong member of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, but most recently attended Bethel Temple Faith Ministry Church until she was disabled by an illness in 2001.
This Religious Society of Friends espoused the principles of equality and nonviolence but frowned upon artistic ventures as too worldly.