The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded in the mid-1600s during a time of societal and religious upheaval in England. This small group of inspired people spreads their teaching and influence throughout the globe. A basic principle of Quakerism is that Christ is present today to guide our lives as we follow the teachings of Jesus. To learn more about Quakerism, see the following resources.
Quakerism and The Religious Society of Friends
Quaker Information Center
The Quaker Information Center is a gateway to Quaker heritage and to modern Quakerism. The QIC serves both the Quaker community and the general public in its quest to increase awareness about Friends and Quaker institutions.
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
An organization of Quakers and friends working for positive policy and legislation in the nation’s capital.
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
A network of North American Quakers and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.
Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR)
An independent Quaker not-for-profit organization that gives grants to groups of marginalized women in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and India to fund women-led individual micro-enterprise projects.
International Quaker Organizations
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
Located in New York and Geneva, QUNO serves as a Quaker presence at the United Nations (UN), representing Friends concerns at the international level and facilitating people-to-people diplomacy on global issues under the auspices of the Friends World Committee for Consultation.
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
Answering God’s call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications, and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world.
Friends Peace Teams (FPT)
A Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing, and reconciliation.
Quaker thought and life of Friends General Conference.
The journal of Friends United Meeting.
A Quaker Retreat Center and Publication Center for Quaker Thought.
A London-based Quaker magazine.
Quaker Institute for the Future
A Quaker Think-Tank incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit, scientific and educational organization. The Institute is directed by a Board of Trustees.
Friends General Conference (FGC)
The Light Within is the fundamental and immediate experience for Friends. Characterized by silent, expectant worship.
Friends United Meeting (FUM)
An association representing more than half of the world’s Quakers and are Christ-centered and usually are pastored meetings.
Evangelical Friends Church-International (EFCI)
Exists to help local Friends churches around the world meet the spiritual needs of their communities, stretching across racial, cultural, national and economic barriers to reach people with the love of Christ.
A video series highlighting conversations with contemporary Friends about how Quaker principles affect their lives.