What do Quakers Believe?

Quakerism Sessions 2023
Shared perspectives on our faith journey, based on “9 Core Quaker Beliefs,” as put forward by Friend Arthur Larrabee.

Recommended General Quakerism Resources
An Introduction to Quakerism by Pink Dandelion; Cambridge, 2007: The best contemporary account of both the history of Quakerism and the evolution of its faith practice.
The Quaker Reader, selected and introduced by Jessamyn West; Pendle Hill, 1992: Excerpts from the writings of Friends from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
The Journal of George Fox, various editions available.
The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman, edited by Phillips P. Moulton; Friends United Press, 1971: The extraordinary spiritual account of a leading 18th century Quaker and abolitionist.
Rufus Jones: Essential Writings, selected with an introduction by Kerry Walters; Orbis Books, 2001: Writings from the Friend most credited with reinterpreting modern, liberal Quakerism.
A Testament of Devotion, by Thomas R. Kelley, Harper & Brothers, 1969: A spiritual classic.

Quaker.org: Information on Quakerism for the seeker
Friends Journal: Leading North American Friends publication
QuakerSpeak: Short video conversations reflecting the diversity of modern Friends practice & belief.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Session One: There is a living, dynamic, spiritual presence at work in the world that is both within us and outside of us.

Resources for Session One
Ground and Spring: Foundations of Quaker discipleship, by Beth Allen, Swarthmore Lecture; Quaker Books, 2007
Light to Live By: An exploration in Quaker spirituality, by Rex Ambler, Cary Lecture; Quaker Books, 2001
Rooted in Christianity Open to New Light: Quaker spiritual diversity, by Timothy Ashworth & Alex Wildwood, Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center, Pronoun Press, 2009
Confident Quakerism, by Ben Pink Dandelion, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #410
Reclaiming the Transcendent: God in Process, by Tom Gates, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #422