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A Brief History of Quakerism: APPROVED

Approved at Yearly Meeting Session 5/05 A Brief History of Quakerism The Religious Society of Friends arose in seventeenth-century England, at a time of religious and political turmoil. There was great dissatisfaction with the established Church of England, with its legal monopoly of public worship, oppressive tithes, and corruption. Dissenting groups, including Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, […]

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The History Of Northern Yearly Meeting

Approved, under revision Early Migration of Friends to the Upper Midwest: Early movements of Friends away from the South and the Eastern Seaboard to the midwest in the mid-1800s established Quakerism in this region. Pioneer Friends moved into Illinois beginning in the 1830s, establishing rural meetings which had roots in Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings. […]

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