Quaker “They are all Come-Outers” written by Jana December 3, 2006 An interesting rumination by famous prison-reformer and Quaker Elizabeth Fry, who suggests that “The Mennonite, Dunkard, Shaker, Oneida Communist, Mormon and Quaker are all one people, varying only according to environment.” Share this:ShareEmailPinterestFacebookTwitterRedditPrint 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Jana previous post quotable: anger vs. bitterness next post honesty More Posts Like This One for peace… consider the lilies of the field… You call that a religion? ’tis a gift to be simple… Social and Civic Responsibility which has more clarity… some pretty flowers it had to be blogged… like a fire is burning noon 0 comment John December 3, 2006 - 6:44 pm Their sexual/marital experiments were very different, though, with the Oneida communal marriage, Mormon polygyny, and Shaker celibacy. I am looking forward to adding this essay to my reading, since I’m interested in all of these groups (though it’s the first time I’ve encountered the Dunkards). Do you have any further reflections? Reply Paul K December 5, 2006 - 4:27 am I believe Dunkards was a nickname for German Baptists, the main American branch of which is now called the Church of the Brethren. Fry’s essay is very interesting. It is provocative and witty! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.