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Quakers (Shire Library, Volume 752) by Peter Furtado

By Peter Furtado

A small sect of fewer than 20,000 within the united kingdom, and nearly 100,000 within the united states, Quakers have produced a disproportionate variety of eminent thinkers, scientists, businessmen, and their teachings were largely influential and develop into mainstream. top often called pacifists, Quakers have continually been on the vanguard of social justice and clash solution, as soon as being leaders within the abolitionist flow on 3 continents and, extra lately, key gamers in foreign peacemaking and struggling with international poverty. This e-book is an engaging in-depth examine the Quaker faith, philosophy, specific tradition and its position in background. With roots within the seventeenth century and the insights of George Fox, Quakers have a center trust in an instantaneous adventure of God via easily listening in silence without having for monks, hierarchies, sacraments or different rituals, an absolute dedication to paintings for peace and feature earned a name for being sincere and undeniable talking which helped them construct profitable organizations within the 18th and nineteenth century. Like many spiritual sects, the Quakers additionally persisted spiritual persecution and within the aftermath of the English Civil struggle fled to the USA for spiritual freedom, finally constructing the Pennsylvania colony in 1681 as a haven for Quakers. this day, Quakers stroll an interesting line among their solemn and deeply held non secular ideals and the problem of actively conducting the trendy global as they search to higher situations and of their founder's phrases, "walk cheerfully over the area, answering that of God in everyone."

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Windows XP: But we must own certain things. If I am not owned who will work on me, love me and cherish me? Lessig: You do not need to be owned, we could draw up a contract to license 'love' to you! Constitutions, tort and law, Lessig's your man to sort it all! Leave it to me, and you'll see, that legal questions are easy as one-two-three. ] A Mouse: He is nothing if not optimistic! But does he not see even now that law will not solve it all! 51 Speaker: Order! And now we have a special speech left, by one who knows slavery the best.

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Everyone: To arms! To arms! You'll never take us all, through lines-of-flight and common cause you'll never win by force! Chorus: 54 So all have made the change, They see the unfairness that remains, Through talk and politics we live Till the end of Sovereigns and all they bring... Narrator: The Parliament was resolved and it went into recess. To the King was sent the message that there would be no control of concepts and ideas and that they would not meet the Kings request.

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