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What Quakers believe

The Religious Society of Friends is a movement that began in England in the 17th Century. Members of this movement are informally known as Quakers, a word that means to tremble in the way of the Lord.

In its early days it faced opposition and persecution; however, it continued to expand, extending into many parts of the world, especially the Americas and Africa.

Quakers believe: 
    All human beings are equal and equally worthy of respect
    All human beings contain goodness and truth
    There is good and evil inside all human beings
    Everyone has the power to choose good over evil if they want to
    Action is needed in religion to improve lives

More information on My Learning about other famous Quakers.

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  • Posted by patrick on 31/01/2012

    so true!

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