Society of Friends


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Society of Friends

n.
A Christian denomination, founded in the mid-1600s in England, that rejects formal sacraments, a formal creed, a priesthood, and violence; the Quakers.

Soci′ety of Friends′


n.
a sect founded by George Fox in England about 1650, opposed to oath-taking and war.

Society of Friends

(Quakers) A Christian sect without ritual, creed or priesthood, founded in 1650 by George Fox.
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Noun1.Society of Friends - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660Society of Friends - a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
Quaker, Friend - a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
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Society of Friends

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The word Quaker is used synonymously with Society of Friends and, as such, many unrelated enterprises have used the name Quaker as a business name.
9 (BNA): Council of Representatives Speaker Ahmed Ibrahim Al Mulla received the Chairperson of the Society of Friends of the Environment, Khawla Al-Mohannadi, stressing the importance of environmental sustainability issues to achieve urban and ecological development as part of the Government Action Plan 2015-2018.
Austin rightly begins with a discussion of Rufus Jones' influence in founding the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) as a body dedicated to his vision of the Society of Friends as a mystical religion demanding Quakers embrace a new form of social gospel and actively engage in efforts to overcome evil and injustice in seeking a better world.
Sandra Wadley, chairman of the Society of Friends of King Richard III, said: "Although Richard III was born at Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, he spent 10 years of his life f here in the North at Middleham.
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Don't forget that in the Seventies Blatter was elected president of the World Society of Friends of Suspenders, an organisation which tried to stop women replacing suspender belts with tights.
Audrey Wilson, Chair of the Society of Friends of Bowring Park, said the repair cost would run to several hundred pounds.
Grace was an active member of the Worcester meeting of the Society of Friends, and greatly appreciated the companionship of her fellow Quakers.
The Quaker church, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, already offers religious blessings to couples in civil partnerships.
This carefully focused study augments prior scholarship on early modern women writers and on the copiously publishing Society of Friends.
They include the Society of Friends Church at Hartshill, which was inspired by George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement who was born in nearby Fenny Drayton in 1624.
In this study, Searl investigates the meaning and purpose of silence in the worship practice of members of the Society of Friends (Quakers).
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