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Quakerism started in England in the 1650s, when George Fox gathered groups of 'seekers' or dissidents together.
They felt that the Churches, over the centuries, had led people away from the real aims of Christianity and got bogged down with traditions and ritual and power politics.
Quakers were trying to lead a renewal - to see how they could live more simply and truthfully, following Jesus' example more closely. So there's no doubt that Quakerism is rooted in Christianity, and many Quakers centre their faith on Jesus. On the other hand, some Quakers find that traditional religious language doesn't describe their inner experiences, and they look both within Christianity and beyond.
The Society of Friends appears very different from any other Christian group, without the usual priests, services or creeds.
"Christ has not conquered to excuse us, but that we should follow his steps."