Week 2, Oct 6

Our Origins — Early Friends

Introductory Exercise


Early Friends, 1647–1694 by Cliff Harrison
Question & answer, whole-group discussion

How does the original Quaker message speak to you today?

Small sharing groups

Reflections & Closing

Reference Material

Written materials

Two documents compiled by Cliff Harrison:

Some things George Fox said (PDF)
Some of George Fox’s ideas (PDF)

Other readings:


Quaker author Jan de Hartog (The Peaceable Kingdom, The Lambs War) narrates this somewhat anecdotal history of the Early Quakers in England and in the Pennsylvania colony. This is the first of a multi-part Quaker history series. The full series exists only in Dutch and was aired on Denmark television in the 1970s.