About Quakerism


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About Quaker Worship

Quakerism arose as a form of Christianity in England in the mid-1600's, when George Fox, a shoemaker and son of a weaver, made an essential discovery - that God lives within and talks directly to people.  It was apparent to Fox that something of the Divine is implanted in each human being.  From this originated the Quaker phrase, "There is that of God in every person."  We also refer to this Spirit as the "Inner Light" or "Light Within."

The Light Within is that which guides each of us in our everyday lives, and which brings us together as a community of faith.  It is most importantly, our direct experience of the Divine.  Basic Quaker testimonies such as nonviolence, equality, simplicity, integrity, and community have arisen from a deep sense of responsibility guided by the Light Within.

To learn more about Quakerism, follow these links.

Quaker Information Center
Information about the Religious Society of Friends: Quaker beliefs & practices, history, organizations, literature, activities, and events; volunteer & service opportunities; and some employment listings.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Presently based in Philadelphia, PYM traces its roots to the yearly meeting of 1681 in Burlington, NJ.
PYM serves Quaker Meetings in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, northern Maryland, and Delaware.

Friend's General Conference
FGC provides resources and opportunities that educate and invite members and attenders to experience, individually and corporately, God's living presence, and to discern and follow God's leadings. FGC reaches out to seekers and to other religious bodies inside and outside the wider Religious Society of Friends.

This site is a collection of links to  sites about the Religious Society of Friends and other Quaker-related information that may have nothing to do with Friends.

American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service.


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