About Quakers

Quakers believe that there is something of God in everybody and that each human being is of unique worth. This is why Quakers value all people equally, and oppose anything that may harm or threaten them. Quakers seek religious truth in inner experience, and place great reliance on conscience as the basis of morality.

Quaker meetings for worship can be held anywhere, at any time. Every meeting begins in silence. We use it to open ourselves to the wisdom that comes out of stillness. It enriches us and shapes us, individually and collectively. This is what we mean by ‘worship’.

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Social justice

Quakers are campaigning for equality through three specific areas of social justice in Britain: migrant and refugee rights, housing conditions, and a more compassionate criminal justice system.

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Sustainability

As Quakers, we understand climate change to be a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on this earth.

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Peace

Quakers recognise that there is ‘that of God in everyone’, and this leads us to renounce violence and to work actively for peace.

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