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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Learn more about Quakers in Britain

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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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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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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Looking for a Quaker Education?

If you’re interested in a Quaker education, there are some wonderful Quaker Schools in England and Ireland to choose from, three are here in Yorkshire. We support students from age 2 all the way through to 18 and provide a great foundation for success and fulfilment in life after school.

A Quaker education prepares young people for a world that is constantly changing, and a future we cannot predict. We rely upon a timeless set of values and a philosophy developed over 300 years of experience in educating children. Click the button below to find out more about the benefits of education following our educational philosophies and take a look at the different Quaker schools in the England and Ireland.