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The Blue Idol and Quakers in Sussex

16th August 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday 16th August at 8.00 pm

 

The Blue Idol and Quakers in Sussex

Robert Wilson

 

The Blue Idol Quaker Meeting House, where Quakers still worship, was one of the first established after the Toleration Act of 1689. Pacifist Quakerism was in part a reaction against the turbulence and violence of the English Civil War, and was aided by the relatively recent availability of the Bible in English and the new affordability of printing. From this Meeting, William Penn sailed to found Pennsylvania, and to lay one of the foundation stones of the Constitution of the USA..

 

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Date:
16th August 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm