Quakers - The Religious Society of Friends
There is that of God in every person.
Religion is about the whole of life.
We meet in stillness to discover a deeper sense of God's presence.
True spirituality leads to a respect for the earth and all life upon it.
Each person is unique, precious, a child of God.
All people are equal before God.
The belief that all people have that of God within them is a cornerstone of Quaker faith and practice. It is the reaching out to 'that of God' that brings motivation and purpose as Friends address their relationship with God, themselves and, others. The Quaker way of life - dedication to non-violence, to service, and to tolerance and understanding - is a reflection of these beliefs.
Quakers do not consider that ultimate authority can reside in a church or other organization, nor do they regard the words of the Bible, or any other writing, as final authority. Quakers rely on continuing revelation and a personal understanding of God, and as a group, seek out God's direction and guidance.
Worship is our response to an awareness of God. We can worship alone, but when we join with others in expectant waiting we may discover a deeper sense of God's presence. We seek a gathered stillness in our meetings for worship so that all may feel the power of God's love drawing us together and leading us.
Perhaps you will find some of your questions answered here:
What is Quakerism?
I would like to come to a meeting ... what do I need to know before I come? (you might want to read this as well)
Where did the Quakers come from?
Without an organized clergy, how do decisions get made?
The links below will direct you to other sites with information about the Society of Friends.
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Canadian Quakers Site (Canadian Yearly Meeting)
Canadian Friends Service Committee
The UK Version of the "Queries" (note that the Canadian Yearly Meeting is developing a set of Queries for use in Canada, but at the moment, the version
is still utilized here)
Friends General Conference
Friends United Meeting
www.quakerquaker.org, a community of blogs and social media about Friends
Frequently Asked Questions, answered by the Friends in Glasgow, Scotland
Please email us if there is anything we can help you with!
When: Edmonton Meeting meets every first day (Sunday) at 10:30 AM. Everyone is welcome.
Location: Strathcona 10831 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org