If you have never been to a Quaker Meeting before, this page may be helpful. What are “Quakers”? Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends, a faith that emerged as a new Christian denomination in England during a period of religious turmoil in the mid-1600’s and is practiced today in a variety of forms around the world. To members of this religion, the words “Quaker” and “Friend” mean the same thing. Quakers are an active, involved faith-based community living in the modern world. We continue our traditional testimonies of non-violence, social equality, and simplicity, which we interpret and express in a variety of ways. Today, many Friends include stewardship of our planet as one of our testimonies. Quakers are not Amish, Anabaptists, Shakers or Puritans–we come from a separate tradition than these other groups. We don’t dress like the man on the box of oats anymore, and today we hardly ever call people “thee.” Quakers have no dogmas or creeds and no paid ministers. Each participant seeks to experience and learn about the religious life for her or himself. We have the conviction that each person has a direct relationship with God and that there is something of […]
We will use this blog to give notice of events and updates of our life and work. We worship at the Centre for Christian Studies at 60 Maryland Avenue (at Wolseley) each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Join us!