Digest of terms

Quaker

a Christian group originating in the teaching and preaching of George Fox in 17th century England. Its distinctive features include: equality of all as 'Friends' - men and women and with no hierarchical leadership; simplicity of gatherings (no elaborated liturgy or architecture); commitment to non-violence and conscientious objection. Spread to USA early visible in the activity of William Penn.

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