Quakers and peace
Quakerism is a way of life that is shaped by a deep commitment to peace, simplicity, truth and equality. This commitment is nourished and rooted in our experience of silent and attentive worship and grows from a belief in the sanctity of all life and that there is something sacred in everyone.
For Quakers, the source and inspiration for all we do is in our worship. Week by week, we join together in expectant silence, opening our hearts to the Divine, both beyond and within ourselves.
This helps to shape our relationships and our daily lives, informing our choices and challenging us to live a different kind of life. It also leads to our passionate and peaceful engagement with the world.
Throughout our history, Quakers have sought to live out these values, both individually and as a community, in the ordinary detail of our lives and in the wider world.
Quakers do this in a variety of ways; campaigning and raising awareness around issues of economic and social justice, offering support and guidance to those seeking alternatives to violence, working to challenge and change the circumstances that lead to war, and by seeking to live peacefully within our own homes and communities.
Find out more...
- about Quakers at Introduction to Quakers (new window)
- by ordering an an information pack (new window)
- about how our faith translates to action on the Faith and action pages (new window)
- about the people on our Quaker Week posters (new window)
- The best way to discover more about Quakers is by meeting Quakers, why not find a local meeting (new window) and go along. Many meetings offer children's meetings or activities.