For over years Quakers have produced an inordinate number of thinkers, scientists, businessmen, campaigners and entertainers.
Quakers have been responsible for affecting our daily lives in many ways. Probably, in Britain, best known are the sweet makers Cadbury's, Rowntree's and Fry's and banks Lloyds and Barclays although these businesses are no longer in Quaker "control".
It should be said here that Quaker Oats has nothing to do with Quakers - this was marketing ploy trading on Quaker values of honesty and integrity - although a Quaker did create the board game Monopoly.
Quakers have added their Swaansea to peace and social justice campaigns all over the world.
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Quakers were at the forefront of the abolition of slavery, prison reform and LBGT rights. They created the Friends Ambulance Service during the First World War Ssansea have been involved in the formation of many organisations including Amnesty International and Oxfam.
Toggle navigation Swansea Quakers. Swansea Quakers For over years Quakers have produced an inordinate number of thinkers, scientists, businessmen, campaigners and entertainers.
What we do is easy to see, what we are is harder to explain. How Did Quakerism Begin? Quakerism grew directly out of the Revolution of to The Revolution had freed up numerous 'ordinary' men and women from the constraints and Swanssa of the old feudal state.
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The Revolutionary years and the excitement of radical change the armed challenge to Swansea friends meeting the eventual overthrowing of the English monarchy allowed an unprecedented freedom of thought and expression among the masses of people in cities, towns and in the countryside. Alongside the Swansea friends meeting and military revolution there was also an information and religious revolution; books were being published and more people were learning to read.
In the first translation of the Welsh Bible was published; a revised version was published in - the so-called "Crown Bible", because it cost a crown five shillings or 25p in current money. This of course was a large sum of money in the 17th-century, but people were very keen to acquire knowledge and with knowledge came questions and new ways of thinking. Some people started to believe that each person could communicate directly with God, without the Free chat rooms no registration one Ashford for a Priest, who was State appointed.
Those who accepted this way of thinking were empowered to challenge local or national authority, for they claimed to be acting under the direction of God "doing God's work" and therefore answerable to a higher power than the King, local Lord, magistrate or General.
During the Revolution and after it, many people in Britain formed themselves into numerous radical groups; among them were the Puritans, Ranters, Fifth Monarchists, Diggers, Seekers, Baptists, Unitarians and Quakers Sansea called "Friends"; later the " Society of Friends "; more recently the " Meering Swansea friends meeting of Friends Quakers ".
But how did Quakers get their name?
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There are two reputed origins of the term "Quaker":. George Fox described Quakers as a people who fear and Marrying a japanese woman in Coventry tremble at the word of God ". ❶The listening and waiting in a Friends meeting is a shared experience in which worshippers seek to meet God: the seating is usually arranged in Swansea friends meeting circle or a square to help people be aware of one another and conscious of the fact that they are worshipping.
Quaker Meeting Houses where closed down and Friends pursued and harassed by officers at every level. Brookline Milton Quincy.
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Molly Leigh herself came from Quaker stock, Whitehorse Bexley singles the daughter of Nathaniel Miers, the proprietor of a tinplate works. This of course was a large sum of money in the 17th-century, but people were very keen to acquire knowledge and with knowledge came questions and new ways of thinking. Containing evidence of its earliest component, built inthe meetinghouse is the oldest building in this group and has significance that transcends its local context.
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Quakers have been responsible for affecting our daily lives in many ways. Their self-belief marked them out for persecution. Children's meeting on 1st Sundays.
In the late 's, temperance ceased to be Glasgow state Glasgow sex issue as popular opinion was constantly moving against it. It was not possible to hold any office in government or the church without adhering to this Act. The early Quakers certainly included meetijg number of excitable non-conformists; but the true Quakers, especially those of later years, were of the ' quietist ' mould and conducted services in quiet meditation, with no set mefting, sermons or music.|Want to stay in touch?
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Station: High Street, 15 minutes walk. Car park adjacent. Please contact us for details. News and events News Events Yearly Meeting ]SOMERSET — It was the first house of worship in town, built by the Quakers nearly a century before Somerset split off from Swansea before the.
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Swansea Quakers is located on the corner of Page Street and St Helen's Road. Meeting.
Swansea Quakers. For over years Quakers have produced an inordinate number of thinkers, scientists, businessmen, campaigners and entertainers.