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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less

Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

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There are around 210,000 Quakers in the world. Some do and some don’t consider themselves Christian.
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What do Quakers believe?

Quakers are very different to other Christian denominations - some argue it is not Christianity at all.
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People looking in often say it is Christianity, but many Quakers don’t feel they are. Quakers believe each person has an inner light (part of God's spirit) inside them and that each human being is of unique worth. This is why Quakers value all people equally, and oppose anything that may harm or threaten them.[1] Quakers seek religious truth in inner experience, and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality. Quakers integrate religion into everyday life. They believe God can be found in the middle of everyday life and human relationships.[1] There is good and evil inside all human beings, and all human beings can choose between them - everyone has the power to choose good over evil if they really want to. Quakers want to make this a better world.[1]

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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/subdivisions/quakers_1.shtml

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