Perhaps it was inevitable that Quakers and the Doukhobors of Russia would cross paths somewhere in history. Both groups share a belief in pacifism and the existence of God's spirit within each person. They also share a history of persecution for their beliefs and are commonly known by names that started out as derogatory. When the Doukhobors ran into difficulties with their government in Russia and later in Canada, assistance came from London and Philadelphia Friends and later from the American Friends Service Committee. This is the story of what took place.
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