With all the talk of “witch hunts” lately, we’ve noticed that people confuse Quakers with the Puritans. Clearly they haven’t heard the story of Mary Dyer.
Why are Quakers called Quakers? Do they literally quake? We asked 15 modern Friends.
Why did Quakers come to North America? As Max Carter tells it, it wasn’t to escape religious persecution.
After Quakers spent time in 17th century prisons under horrendous conditions, many of them went on to help reform the prison system. As AFSC’s Laura Mangani explains, it didn’t go exactly as planned.
Quaker historian Paul Buckley discusses the history of Quaker war tax resistance since the founding of the Religious Society of Friends.
Quaker icon John Woolman balanced activism with an inward contemplative spirituality. Michael Birkel, Professor of Christian Spirituality at Earlham School of Religion, shares more.
Was Richard Nixon a Quaker? It’s a question we hear a lot. Quaker author and historian Larry Ingle tackles the question.
Historically, Quakers are known for abstaining from drinking alcohol. What was the reason behind Quaker teetotalism? Was that always the case?
What are the most relevant Bible passages to the Quaker faith? Mark Wutka shares his list.
Why are Quaker graveyards different? Early Quakers believed that ornate gravestones communicated the dominion of the upper classes, even in death. Earlham College professor Tom Hamm takes us through the history of Quaker cemeteries.
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