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Quaker Testimonies on the Plain Dress Witness


  • Quaker Strongholds, excerpt on plain dress, by Caroline Stephen, 1891.
  • A Portraiture of Quakerism, Volume I, "Peculiar Customs of Quakers: Dress," by Thomas Clarkson, 1804 (pdf)
  • Dress and Worldly Compliance Addressed, by Joseph Pike, 1726 (pdf)
  • The Fundamental Principle of the People Called Quakers, "Plainness of Apparel," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • A Letter to the Truly Concerned, "On the Christian Witness in Manner of Dress," by Kenneth Morse, early 20th century.
  • Quaker Jane's Plain Dress Testimony and Witness
  • Crossroads Friends—Plain Friends Page (external website)
  • Quaker Anne's Discussion of Quaker Plain Dress (external website)
  • A Warning to All to Keep Out of the Vain Fashions of the World (mid-1600s)(George Fox)
"I used to think and do now how little dress matters. But I find it almost impossible to keep to the principles of Friends without altering my dress and speech. . . . They appear to me a sort of protector to the principles of Christianity in the present state of the world."

Elizabeth Gurney Fry, Quaker humanitarian (1780-1845)
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Epistle 51
1653

Concerning the Cross of Christ

THE Cross . . . being minded, which is Pure and Eternal, it makes a Separation from all other Lovers (and brings to God) and the ground of evil Thoughts comes to be opened, . . . which Cross overturns the World in the Heart. Which Cross must be taken up by all, who follow Jesus Christ, out of the World, which hath an End, into the World which is without End; and all the evil things of the World must be denied: . . . where the World is standing, the Cross is not lived in. . . .

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I am not Amish or Mennonite, but some people who come to my website are interested in knowing more about these groups. I can recommend these books as authoritative and relatively inexpensive sources of further information.


An Introduction to Conservative and Old Order Mennonite Groups




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