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Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday

In the Netherlands there would be 1.708.412 Biblestudents, but in Belgium it is really going very badly. With its 11.521.00 inhabitants in Belgium, the number of serious Biblestudents, like the Quakers, are dwindling; Year after year we see our numbers going down. In the 70ies of the previous century, we still could find some veryContinue reading “Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday”

The Quakers and the Underground Railroad

Originally posted on Gifford MacShane, Author:
You’ve heard about the Underground Railroad in the southern coastal states, and Harriet Tubman’s and Frederick Douglass’s heroism in aiding slaves escape to the northeastern states and Canada. The Railroad actually had several distinct routes to freedom, as shown on this map from National Geographic. The branch on the…

A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s

There are very few organizations of any kind that can say they have served the community for 200 years.  A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s, Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, and remains strong today, committedContinue reading “A local nonprofit, based in West Chester and started by Quaker abolitionists in the early 1800s”

Quakers: Their History, Beliefs and Meticulous Records

Originally posted on Ancestry Bird Dog:
Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s. The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends.? Their founder was George Fox (1624-1691) of Leicestershire, England. Fox…

A possible Quakers’ extinction crisis

A look at the Quakers or Society of Friends