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Quest effort aims to spread message of Quaker religion

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Judy Fetterly is tired of telling people she’s a Quaker, and hearing them reply, “I thought you guys were dead.” The Quakers, also known as Friends, are far from dead. They are known for their commitment to peace and non-violence, their silent worship and their non-hierarchical structure. They do not have ministers or sermons, and worshippers speak when moved to do so. But many people often confuse them with the Shakers — the nearly extinct ...

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