Religion: Friends in Philadelphia

They held to the belief of their founder George Fox (1624-91), that no one could know Christ without "quaking and trembling." So, although they called themselves Friends the irreverent called them Quakers. Today there are 160,000 members of the Society of Friends. Their organized groups, called "meetings," are spotted irrelevantly over the map of the world. Largest is the London Yearly Meeting, with 20,000 members. Next in size is the Five Year Meeting of Indiana, located near Richmond, Ind. with 16,000 members who differ from most Quakers in having formal services with...

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