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About Quakers

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The Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers, trace their origins to a Christ inspired movement that sprang from the religious and social foment of mid-17th century, post-Reformation England.  In the succeeding 375 years that movement has evolved, under the Protestant umbrella, to include several distinct branches each with its own individualities.  Common to all is a core belief in ‘that of God’ in every person, a belief that informs its social testimonies on non-violence, equality and integrity. 

To learn more about Quaker history, faith and practice, we invite you to peruse the following links.

“This was Justice Bennet of Derby that first called us Quakers because we bid them tremble before the word of God.”
George Fox