What do Quakers believe?




Quakers do not share a fixed set of beliefs. Our unity is based on shared understanding and a shared practice of worship, not on our beliefs all being the same. There is no need to agree with Quakers on every issue in order to be part of our meetings.

There is a great diversity within Quakers on conceptions of God, and we use different kinds of language to describe religious experience. Some Quakers have a conception of God which is similar to that of orthodox Christians, and use similar language. Others are happy to use God-centred language, but conceive of God in very different terms to the traditional Christian trinity. Some describe themselves as agnostics, or humanists, or non-theists and describe their experiences in ways that avoid the use of the word God entirely. 

Quaker faith is built on experience and Quakers would generally hold that it is the spiritual experience central to Quaker worship, and not the use of a particular form of words.  www.quaker.org.uk

Quakers try to follow a path of truth, equality, simplicity, justice and peace. In Newport Quaker Meeting therefore, some of us have a particular interest in campaigning against the arms trade, promoting Green issues, advancing Interfaith matters and seking criminal justice, to name but a few concerns. 

 For more information on quaker faith visit www.quaker.org.uk