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Jonas Cox

Jonas Cox is a tenured faculty member at Gonzaga University where he works in the Department of Teacher Education. He is a lifelong Quaker, spanning the spectrum of experience from a conservative meeting in Southern Oregon to a very liberal meeting in Washington DC. He currently serves as the clerk of Spokane Friends. When he isn’t teaching, he runs a small farm out on the West Plains where he and his wife of 33 years grow cattle, hogs chickens and labrador retriever puppies. You will often find Jonas in the shop where he will tell you the only reason he farms is so he can have tractors to fix and equipment to build.

Ask a Quaker: Do Quakers Believe in Hell?

I must begin with my standard disclaimer about Quakers and Quakerism.  We are a non-creedal group, so there is no set of beliefs that are required to be a Quaker. Beliefs on a topic like the existence of hell will typically range the full spectrum of belief found in the larger society.   

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The Society of Friends, commonly referred to as Quakers, has deep Christian roots and most Quakers consider themselves Christian on some level

Ask A Quaker: Heaven and Hell

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