Category: Quaker Movement

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Name: Quaker Movement
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Also known as "Friends," Quakers make up a family of religious movements, collectively known as the Friends Church or the Religious Society of Friends. Founded by George Fox around 1650, most members see the organization as a Christian denomination. Its central doctrine being a, "priesthood of all believers," derives from 1 Peter 2:9 in the New Testament.

During the mid-17th century, the first Quakers lived in England and were known as the Valiant Sixty. Many began to immigrate to Colonial America in the 1680s, but only Rhode Island and Pennsylvania allowed them to avoid religious persecution.


Records of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College & Haverford College Quaker Collection. Friends Historical Library. Swarthmore College.
Genealogical Research. Quaker Information Center.
WikiTree Category: Quakers in Delaware in the Time of William Penn
Glossary of Quaker Terms and Phrases:
Cropper, Percy. The Sufferings of the Quakers in Nottinghamshire, 1649-1689 (Edward Hicks, London, 1892)
Quaker Project Resources


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