Quaker 101 – List Of All Quaker Testimonies/Shared Values Of Silent Worship, Universalism, Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Sustainability/Stewardship, Grace, Optimism, Justice, Anti Racism, Love, Truth, Direct Experience Of Inner Light, Query, Continuing Revelation, There Is That Of God In Everyone, Faith and Practice | A Green Road Journal

In the seventeenth century, in the wake of the English Civil War, George Fox founded the Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as the Quakers. Quakers rejected the traditional church hierarchy and teachings of the Church of England, believing that each individual has an inner light and can achieve a direct relationship with God without the help of a minister. Early Quakers were persecuted in England not only for their non-conformity in religion, but also for their rejection of social hierarchy and their tendency to address everyone as an equal. William Penn, the founder and proprietor of the Pennsylvania Colony, was a Quaker and established his colony based on the principles of the Society of Friends.” 

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Quaker 101 – List Of All Quaker Testimonies/Shared Values Of Silent Worship, Universalism, Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Sustainability/Stewardship, Grace, Optimism, Justice, Anti Racism, Love, Truth, Direct Experience Of Inner Light, Query, Continuing Revelation, There Is That Of God In Everyone, Faith and Practice | A Green Road Journal