Religion: Friends Uniting

All members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) believe that God's "Inner Light" is in their souls. When they meet together they keep silent, knowing that the Spirit will move them to say what is necessary when it is necessary. (If no one is moved after an hour of quiet, the meeting is over.) Quakers have little ritual, no priesthood. Their societies are organized simply: in Monthly Meetings (one congregation), Quarterly Meetings (representatives from several Monthly Meetings), Yearly Meetings (representatives from several Quarterly Meetings), General Conferences (numerous Yearly Meetings). Last week two important...

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