Evangelical Friends Alliance

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Denominational Profile


In 1990, the Evangelical Friends International superseded the Evangelical Friends Alliance.The Alliance had existed as an association of four autonomous Quaker groups. It had been founded in 1965. These groups represented the most theologically conservative element in the Friends movement.

Membership Data

Year Clergy Churches Members
1971 - 254 23,683
1974 - 254 27,026
1975 - 257 25,531
1982 483 217 24,095

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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