Why are Quakers called friends?
I think it is connected with a belief that ALL people are equal and that in no circumstance is anyone more important than any other person.
Joseph Besse has written: 'A collection of the sufferings of the people called Quakers, for the testimony of a good conscience, from the time of their being first distinguished by that name in the year 1650, to the time of the Act, commonly called the Act of Toleration, granted toProtestant Dissenters in the first ye' 'Defence of Quakerism' -- subject(s): Doctrines, Society of Friends, Controversial literature, Quakers 'Remarks on a late pamphlet, called, A defence…
The people who lived in Pennsylvania were called Quakers. It's pretty much just a group of Christian believers. :)The Quakers got their name because of what they do; quake. The Quakers weren't called Quakers until someone decided to make fun of them. When they prayed, they would sometimes rock back and forth or quake. When people started laughing and calling them "Quakers", they responded positively. They called themselves Quakers from then on.