the quaker way

QUAKERS BELIEVE...

SIMPLICITY

PEACE

COMMUNITY

EQUALITY

STEWARDSHIP

INTEGRITY

Quakers practice a religion of experience, a contemporary, simple, and radical faith. Quakers are also called Friends.

  • Every person is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship.

  • The Quaker faith has deep Christian roots. Many Quakers consider themselves Christians, and some do not. Many Quakers find meaning and value in the teachings of many faiths.

  • Quakers strive to live lives that are guided by a direct encounter with the Divine, more than by teachings about the Divine. Quaker terms for the Holy include God, the Seed, the Light Within, and the Inward Teacher, among others.

  • Testimonies are ways that Quakers have found to express our experience of the Divine in our lives. Some of the best recognized testimonies include simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and peace.

'Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.'

Martin Luther King Jr.