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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There have been Free Quakers from the very beginning of the Religious Society of Friends. Some were associated with the Society while others maintained their independence and even their anonymity.
major schism within the Religious Society of Friends emerged in the year
The Prize was intended to recognize the peace work of the entire Religious Society of Friends..." (4)
(5) Faiths currently listed include: Buddhism, The Church of Christ Scientist, Greek Orthodox, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Islam, Jehovah's Witness, Judaism, Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Nation of Gods and Earths, Nation of Islam, Native American, Protestant, Rastafarianism, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Roman Catholic, Scientology, and Wicca
The Quaker church, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, already offers religious blessings to couples in civil partnerships.
Suzuki (Buddhist), Glenn Hinson (Protestant Christian), Thich Nhat Hahn (Buddhist), June Yungblut (Religious Society of Friends), and Dona Luisa Coomaraswamy (Roman Catholic with Jewish origins).
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. Dandelion's command of both primary sources and the growing body of research on early Quakerism is impressive, and the text bristles not only with references to the writings of the first two generations of Friends but also to three generations of twentieth-century Quaker scholars, from Rufus Jones and William C.
The initial impetus to introduce AVP into Namibia came from the small Quaker (Religious Society of Friends) group in Windhoek.
Elsewhere in his will, Mr Hamilton left pounds 500 to the Liverpool Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and pounds 500 to the Labour party.
ANSWERS: 1 Minsk' 2 Tolkien' 3 The hazel' 4 The Mediterranean' 5 The Everly Brothers' 6 Ray Reardon' 7 The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)' 8 A New York subway train' 9 The otter' 10 Ally McBeal.
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.