5 Reasons to Love Quakers in Britain
- We work positively and creatively with others to build a more just and peaceful world
- We explore the divine through unique Quaker worship
- Quaker meetings for worship are open to everyone - you do not have to be a Quaker'
- Quakers say; true religion leads to respect for the earth and all life upon it
- Quakers say; there is something sacred in all people
Quakers are committed to striving towards our testimonies, which include peace, simplicity, equality, truth and sustainability. A Quaker meeting creates a space of gathered stillness. We come together to listen to the promptings of truth and love in our hearts, which we understand as arising from the divine. As a community we explore the mystery of the divine and welcome anyone to our meetings for worship. Quakerism is rooted in Christianity but we are open to new light, from wherever it may come.
You can find a Quaker meeting near you at https://www.quaker.org.uk/meetings.
Journeys in the Spirit is a resource for adults working with children aged 5 to 12 to explore Quaker faith, values and spirituality. Each issue offers a variety of activities and suggested approaches on a theme, which seeks to encourage the children to gather, engage, respond and reflect. Previous editions include ‘Fly kites not drones’, ‘Helping others’, ‘Personal journeys’ and ‘The Magna Carta’.
To find out more about Journeys in the Spirit and other children’s resources go to https://www.quaker.org.uk/children-and-young-people/work-quaker-setting/resources-children/journeys-child