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Quaker History, Faith, and Practice

Quaker History
Learn about the history of Quakerism in Europe and in the United States.

Introduction to Quakerism (1)
This "Quakerism 101" site addresses everything from the social testimonies and worship to decision-making and the modern-day diversity of Friends.

Introduction to Quakerism (2)
This more comprehensive site covers basic Quaker beliefs, meetings, testimonies, structures, and other topics.


Quaker Organizations

The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC shared the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize with the Friends Service Council (responsible for the overseas work of Quakers from Great Britain and Ireland). The AFSC's efforts attract the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.

The Friends General Conference is a Quaker organization in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends which primarily serves affiliated yearly and monthly meetings. The website has a wealth of information about Quakerism.

Friends Fiduciary has been providing financial services to Friends organizations and schools for over a century. CFS works with FFC on many planned giving opportunities such as annuities. John Ladd would be glad to talk with you about how CFS and FFC can help you learn more about these types of gifts and the many benefits they provide for you and for CFS. Call John at 919.383.6602 x270.

The multi-issue advocacy of the non-partisan Friends Committee on National Legislation, founded in 1943, connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues. In the words of the FCNL, we lobby by talking with—and listening to—everyone, including people with whom we don’t expect to agree, in an effort to build mutual trust and understanding as we work for policy change. CFS alumnus Nick Mann '04 worked for the FCNL in 2010-2011.

This organization "seeks to encourage and make more visible the living tradition of Quaker volunteer service, and to enable potential volunteers to easily access information about existing projects."


Other Resources

This Philadelphia-based organization offers links and information about Quakerism.

This link helps you locate Quaker Meetings near you.  In the Triangle area, click on the links to the Chapel Hill and Durham Friends Meetings.

Quaker.org is an index of links to Quaker-related materials on the Internet.

A statement from the Leaders of Friends Organizations in the U.S. regarding the War in Iraq.

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