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[*] Post 474511 posted on 9-7-2013 at 00:14 Reply With Quote
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The more I look into the Quaker religion or the Society of Friends as they are sometimes called, the more credible they seem to me. Traditional British firms Fry's, Rowantree, Terry's, Clarks and various financial institutions were started by Quakers and their social responsibility and attitude to a personal relationship with God is quite admirable. I especially like their track record in abolition, prison reform and the improvement of the lives of workers. The last time I was in Durham they were silently protesting the invasion of Iraq so they continue to draw attention to important issues while not drawing attention to themselves. I also like the idea of silence while congregating to think about God unless especially moved by God to speak.

My daughter's friend is Jewish but went to a good Quaker school in the US. She has decided when she marries next year to have a mostly silent wedding, so far for sure we know there will be no music.
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[*] Post 474518 posted on 9-7-2013 at 07:26 Reply With Quote


The Quakers do have some quirks, but, in many ways not so much difference from any other abomdenomination. Their silent stance on many issues says a lot more for them than some other groups protesting the same cause.
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[*] Post 474559 posted on 10-7-2013 at 23:20 Reply With Quote


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Originally posted by marymary100
The more I look into the Quaker religion or the Society of Friends as they are sometimes called, the more credible they seem to me. Traditional British firms Fry's, Rowantree, Terry's, Clarks and various financial institutions were started by Quakers and their social responsibility and attitude to a personal relationship with God is quite admirable. I especially like their track record in abolition, prison reform and the improvement of the lives of workers. The last time I was in Durham they were silently protesting the invasion of Iraq so they continue to draw attention to important issues while not drawing attention to themselves. I also like the idea of silence while congregating to think about God unless especially moved by God to speak.

My daughter's friend is Jewish but went to a good Quaker school in the US. She has decided when she marries next year to have a mostly silent wedding, so far for sure we know there will be no music.



They make great porridge as well


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