| Quakers |
|Protestant denomination stressing pacifism. Their philanthropic efforts include a prominent role in the abolition of slavery, prison reform, and social justice.|
Quakers are people who belong to a historically Protestant Christian set of denominations known formally as the Religious Society of Friends.
Past Quakers were known to use thee as an ordinary pronoun, refuse to participate in war, wear plain dress, refuse to swear oaths, oppose slavery, and practise teetotalism. Some Quakers founded banks and financial institutions, including Barclays, Lloyds, and Friends Provident; manufacturers including the footwear firm of C. & J. Clark and the big three British confectionery makers Cadbury, Rowntree and Fry; and philanthropic efforts, including abolition of slavery, prison reform, and social justice. In 1947, Quakers represented by the British Friends Service Council and the American Friends Service Committee were awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Given their long history of pacifist beliefs, it is surprising that one of the more famous Quakers is Richard Nixon.
Adherents on Wikispooks
|Whittaker Chambers||1 April 1901||9 July 1961|
|Paul Douglas||26 March 1892||24 September 1976|
|Rush Holt||15 October 1948||Called for hearings into the DOJ and FBI's handling of the 2001 anthrax attacks investigation|
|Herbert Hoover||10 August 1874||20 October 1964|
|Lyndon LaRouche||8 September 1922||12 February 2019|
|Richard Nixon||9 January 1913||22 April 1994||A relatively independent US president who may have been removed from power because he was planning to expose the conspiracy to assassinate JFK.|
|Sean Parlaman||30 October 1958||23 November 2002||"The leading anti-pedophile activist of his generation"|
|Edward Pease||1857||5 January 1955|
|Robert Pickus||31 October 1923||22 January 2016|
|Bayard Rustin||17 March 1912||24 August 1987||Quaker activist who spoke at the JCIT on "Democracy and Terrorism"|
|Catherine West||14 September 1966||UK Labour party politician|
- ↑ https://www.fgcquaker.org/explore/faqs-about-quakers
- ↑ https://www.britannica.com/topic/Society-of-Friends
- ↑ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8467833.stm
- ↑ https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1947/press.html
- ↑ http://quaker.org/legacy/minnfm/peace/nobel_peace_prize.htm
- ↑ https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/17732/richard-nixon-and-12-other-celebrity-quakers