Friends, Religious Society of
Friends, Religious Society of, religious body originating in England in the middle of the 17th cent. under George Fox. The members are commonly called Quakers, originally a term of derision.
Sections in this article:
- The Organization of the Society
- The Service
- Origins and Early Years
- The Friends in the United States
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