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Resources to support the study of Ecumenism for Year 10 Religious Education students
The Quakers are organised through a series of meetings. The structure is organised at local level (Preparative Meetings), smaller and larger district levels (Monthly and General Meetings) and national level (Yearly Meeting).
The Quaker Movement, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, was established in 17th century England by George Fox. Members of the different Quaker factions are all commonly united in the belief that the presence of God lives in every human being.
Quakers traditionally hold to core Protestant Christian beliefs, including the divinity of Jesus Christ, the Trinity, and salvation.
"Inner Light" is a term Quakers use to describe the theological belief that the presence of God resides inside every person.
There is no creed or formal set of beliefs that you have to hold to be a Quaker. This is because:
Quakers think that adopting a creed is taking on belief at second hand - they think that faith should be more personal than that and based on a person's inner conviction and on taking part in a shared search for the truth with other Quakers.
As a lifelong Quaker, Arthur Larrabee was frustrated that he couldn’t answer the question, “What do Quakers believe?” So he set out to do just that.
What can you expect in a Quaker Worship Service? This is a guide for newcomers on the basics: what to expect in Quaker Meeting for Worship.
Who are Quakers, and what do they believe and do? To celebrate their 50th anniversary, members of Blackheath Quaker Meeting made a video aimed at people who want to find out more about Quaker Meetings.
Quakers are members of a group with Christian roots that began in England in the 1650s.
The formal title of the movement is the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends.
There are about 210,000 Quakers across the world.