people mistakenly think of Friends as a quaint antiquarian religion that
probably died out long ago. They imagine that Friends' Meeting Houses
scattered about the countryside are probably museums with little or no
relevance to their modern lives. But, in fact, the Religious Society of
Friends is a dynamic religious group that’s flourishing today.
We believe in absolute sincerity, simplicity, and moderation. Since
we have no creed, but have strong beliefs, we’re guided by the Queries
found in Faith and Practice, the guiding text to our beliefs produced by
our Yearly Meeting. Essentially, we, as Friends, believe in the love of
God, as well as the love of man.
What is a Quaker?
Quakerism is a Christian religion founded by George Fox in England in
the 17th century. The official name is The Religious Society
We believe that there is part of God in everyone. This belief leads
most of us to:
- refuse to be a part of any war or preparation for war.
- respect others.
- provide a strong education for our youth.
- be truthful, even when not under oath
We have no minister or priest, since we believe each individual can communicate
directly with God.
We worship in silence together on Sunday mornings. If someone feels
they have something helpful to share,
they stand and speak to the congregation.
We do not have communion or baptism.
We keep searching for the Truth—we don’t believe we have the
answers for everyone.
This then is the Quaker Way.
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