Quakerism began in the 17th century, a time of great civil unrest and war in England. George Fox, a young man trained as a cobbler, came to the belief that God’s will is continually and directly revealed to every person who seeks it. For this reason, Quakers are also sometimes called seekers. Quakers refer to God’s will as the Light, and devote their attention to minding the Light or seeking the Light. The term Friend comes from an early description of the group as “Friends of the Truth.” The formal title for Quakers is The Religious Society of Friends.

Here are some educational resources for those interested in learning more about Quakerism:

Information on Quakers

National Organizations

“It is only through the testimony of the Spirit that the true knowledge of God has been, is, and can be revealed.”