Religious Society of Friends - National and International Divisions and Organization

National and International Divisions and Organization

Like many religious movements, the Religious Society of Friends has evolved, changed, and split into subgroups.

Quakerism started in England and Wales, and quickly spread to Ireland, the Netherlands, Barbados and North America. Today Kenya is, by far, the country with the most Quakers. Other countries with over 1,000 Quakers are Burundi, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Rwanda, Taiwan, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom, and the United States. Although the total number of Quakers is around 360,000 worldwide, Quaker influence is concentrated in Philadelphia; Kaimosi, Kenya; Newberg, Oregon; Greenleaf, Idaho; Whittier, California; Richmond, Indiana; Friendswood, Texas; Birmingham, England; Ramallah, Palestine, and Greensboro, North Carolina.

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