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What Motivated Elizabeth Fry?

What Quakers Believe

The Religious Society of Friends is a movement that began in England in the 17th Century. Members of this movement are informally known as Quakers, a word that means to tremble in the way of the Lord.

Engraving of George Fox


In its early days it faced opposition and persecution, however it continued to expand, extending into many parts of the world, especially the Americas and Africa.

Quakers believe: 
 
•    All human beings are equal and equally worthy of respect
•    All human beings contain goodness and truth
•    There is good and evil inside all human beings
•    Everyone has the power to choose good over evil if they want to
•    Action is needed in religion to improve lives