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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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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of 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.
Religious Society of Friends, Merion Meeting's Meetinghouse, Merion Station, $47,990.
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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.
Lewis Wigham, clerk of the Borders branch of the Religious Society of Friends, said: 'We need time to reflect on the decision.
Joining the campaign are the National Council of Churches, United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert and Thomas Jeavons, general secretary of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (the Quakers).
March 29, Jim Wallis will be the keynote speaker at the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.