The Religious Society of Quakers
The Religious Society of Friends
The Holy Quaker Church
United Church of Quakers
Today's Quakers still dress in black, brown, or gray clothes.
Quakers do not attend the theater or other forms of entertainment.
Quakers gather in silence to worship.
The son of a chimney-sweep
The son of an admiral of the British navy
The son of a cobbler
Sir Isaac Newton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The Sacred Heart
The Font of Wisdom
The Inner Light
The Great Spirit
There are two Scripture readings, one from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament
Worship begins with a hymn sung without instrumental accompaniment.
The opening prayer is offered by the clerk of the meeting.
Each person enters the worship space, takes a seat, and worship proceeds in and out of the silence.
"I cannot accept such a high honor."
"I will not raise my hand against the Lord's anointed."
"I live in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars."
"Onward, Christian soldiers!"
Quakers avoid swearing oaths.
Quakers are vegetarians.
Quakers practice infant baptism.
Quaker men and women sit separately during meeting for worship.
Each and every person can come to know God without the need of an intermediary, such as a minister or priest.
When we gather for worship in silence and stillness, we hear the word of God in our hearts.
God can speak through others during meeting for worship.