What we do as individuals may seem a very humble contribution to increasing the good in the world. We Quakers, are after all, very much like everyone else in our troubles and inadequacies. But we believe that the spirit of God is at work within us, prodding and prompting and helping us to be more faithful and loving. We believe that when we follow the gentle promptings of the spirit, more leadings will follow. As a community, we can accomplish more than any one of us alone
Why the Society of Friends?
The Society of Friends is a group of individuals that believe in a direct communion with the Divine and that its truths are accessible to anyone willing to listen. We live as if this Divine Light, the Truth, is part of our being.
Being part of the Friend's community is a way of life, rather than a set of beliefs. Friends are rooted in Christianity, but has always had a deep respect for other faiths. We believe understanding our place in the universe comes, from the appreciation of our shared life experiences, the respect of science, and a deep understanding of the LORD. We believe that there is something of the divine in everybody and that each human being is of unique worth, and that we value all people equally.
Friends seek to experience the divine within ourselves, in our relationships with others, and in the world around us.
The Society of Friends, emerged in England in the 17th century, a time of rapid political and religious change. Officially known as the Religious Society of Friends, Quaker(s), emerged as a derisive nickname, towards the followers, who shared the belief in the biblical passage that people should "tremble at the Word of the Lord." These groups eventually embraced the term, although their official name became, The Religious Society of Friends; and their members are referred to as Friends or Quakers.
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