Twelve Quakers Series
Twelve Quakers Series
Quaker Quest is a six week program which meets weekly at Friends House, London and travels to other locations in Britain. It has published five pamphlets for seekers described below:
Worship | God | Evil | Simplicity
Twelve Quakers and Pacifism by Quaker Quest ?2.50 ISBN 0-9543459-3-2
“Do I have to be a pacifist to be a Quaker?”

The answer is very simple: no There is absolutely no requirement for Quakers to be pacifist. Yet the Quakers' Peace Testimony is central to their faith and newcomers often feel that they want to learn more about it.

Some people who are new to Quakerism find that the word “pacifism” can prove to be a real stumbling block as they try to move forward. We hope that this book may be of use to them.

The twelve Quakers who have written these pieces are of differing ages and backgrounds, and their views on pacifism differ too. We hope that readers will find the diversity stimulating and that this booklet may help them as they form - and perhaps change - their own opinions.

Twelve Quakers and Worship by Quaker Quest ?2.50 ISBN 0-9543459-2-4

What is worship?

It is our response to an awareness of God.

The worship of Quakers is simple, waiting together in silence and stillness. What is seen as important is the spirit in which you live and how worship helps you to help others. Seeking after God is not to escape from the world, but to find the power to heal it.

Quakers use their manner of worship in all parts of their life together. For example, in meetings for business, decisions are made in seeking divine guidance. Weddings and funerals too are conducted as Meetings for Worship and all present, if led, can speak.

Twelve Friends write of their experience of worship. These contributions are not religious essays but rather recordings that have the authentic voice of personal experience based within the worshipping community.

The Meeting for Worship is at the heart of the Quaker way; all else is an outcome of that experience. Those wondering about the Quaker way, and what motivates its followers, should find these twelve honest accounts helpful.

Twelve Quakers and God by Quaker Quest ?2.50 ISBN 0-9543459-1-6

What is God? Who is God? Or maybe the question is: Who is God for you? What is the name you use, what is your experience, your understanding?

Twelve Quakers write from their own experience, starting from their own insights, not from any agreed statement of belief. Twelve pieces, twelve different viewpoints, yet each has been life-changing for the person involved.

This pamphlet is part of an exploration for writers and readers alike, together growing in understanding. This has been published for people who are looking for a God in which they can believe, whatever name they give to the dfvine.

Though few in number, Quakers have had a positive influence in society. Those wondering about the Quaker way, and what motivates its followers, should find these twelve honest accounts helpful.

Twelve Quakers and Evil by Quaker Quest ?2.50 ISBN 0-9543459-4-0

What is the Quaker view of evil? How do Quakers judge someone like Hitler? Are natural disasters evil? How do Quakers respond? Can evil be forgiven?

Quakers start from experience; they test their understanding against the wisdom of other Quakers, of people, of other churches and faiths. Most importantly, they worship, turning to the Light of God, to their deepest values. Twelve Quakers reflect here on evil and therefore also on goodness and forgiveness and trust.

Though few in number, Quakers have had a positive influence in society Those wondering about the Quaker way, and what motivates its followers, should find these twelve honest and courageous accounts helpful.

Twelve Quakers and Simplicity by Quaker Quest ?2.50 ISBN 0-9543459-5-9

What does simplicity mean in our complex world?

Is it a lifestyle option. or is more than that?

Twelve Quakers writ about what simplicity means for them in their lives. The starting point for all is a manner of worship that is stripped of all inessentials to enable a cleaer focus on the Divine. From their own experience, the writers tell of how they try to extend that understanding of simplicity to the way they live their daily lives, and what that means in a troubled world.

Though few in number, Quakers have had a positive influence in society. Those wondering about the Quaker way, and what motivates its followers, should find these twelve honest accounts helpful.