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Consolidation, mission and expansion

Consolidation, mission, and expansion – BPD film looking out over the sands from Sunbreck

In this video, we hear about what happened next, how the Quaker movement grew through the years of the British Republic in the 1650s and expanded through mission work, but then faced the challenges of persecution after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

Quakerism needed to negotiate in order to survive, many died in prison, and migration also reduced numbers. ‘Toleration’ only came in 1689.

How did Quakerism survive thirty years of persecution? What do you think helped and hindered its path to acceptance? Please post your comments.

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Radical Spirituality: the Early History of the Quakers

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