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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting extracts concerning the Quaker Peace Testimony


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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The peace testimony is central in the belief and religious history of Quakers. During the U.S. Civil War, American Quakers debated the issues of passification and conscientious objection, and many Quakers suffered fines or imprisonment for their refusal to bear arms.

Source of acquisition--Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Method of acquisition--Deposited by; Date of acquisition--1975.

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