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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TUCKED away in a Briefly column (Gazette, 01.07.16) under the heading "Feeling low after Brexit?" was an open invitation from The Society of Friends to anyone feeling, hurt, rejected, angry, misunderstood or unwelcome, as a result of the reactions to the recent referendum on Europe, to attend the meeting house in Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough.
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.
From Peace to Freedom is essential to understanding the origins and impact of antislavery thought in the Society of Friends. Though it took time and effort, antislavery Quakers won the internal debate in the Society of Friends.
As anyone who has read Jean Soderland's Quakers and Slavery (Princeton, 1985) is aware, the Society of Friends' record with regard to African Americans is not without flaws.
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.
The Religious Society of Friends dates from the late 18th century and in evangelical parts of America Quaker meetings have been called Friends' churches since the late 19th century.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Spencer Perceval (1809-1812); 2 Taurus; 3 A cow; 4 Brian Epstein; 5 The Society of Friends (Quakers); 6 Tourist Trophy; 7 Realtors; 8 Psycho IV: The Beginning; 9 Gums; 10 Big Brother.
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.
William was 13 years old when he attended a meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.
A memorial service with the Worcester Society of Friends will be scheduled soon.
The Quaker church, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, already offers religious blessings to couples in civil partnerships.

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