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Monday Jul 28 | Religion News Service

Featured Video: Exploring the legacy of William Penn, Quaker leader and Pennsylvaniaa s founder

This week in 1718, William Penn died. He was the founder of the state of Pennsylvania as well as the a well-known leader of the Religious Society of Friends, whose members are colloquially known as "Quakers."

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Related Topix: Religion, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Daily Kos

Hobby Lobby and Quakers

Most of the time when I hear or read about something offensive a Christian group has done, I almost never have to worry that Quakers have somehow been to blame.

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Related Topix: George Fox University, Transgender, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Daily Kos

Quakers to the Rescue: Underground LGBT Railroad in Uganda

"...According to Buzzfeed , members of the religious group - also known as the The Religious Society of Friends - have formed an organisation called the Friends New Underground Railroad to help smuggle gay people out of Uganda.

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Related Topix: Religion, Gay/Lesbian, US News, Liberal Political News

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Ekklesia Daily News

Armed Forces Day: a diversion from the reality and consequences of war

The rainstorm of almost tropical ferocity which swept across West Suffolk yesterday afternoon was dying down as we assembled for a silent Peace Vigil to mark Armed Forces Day.

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Related Topix: Religion, World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England, Christian

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