I must begin with my standard disclaimer about Quakers and Quakerism. We are a non-creedal group, so there is no set of beliefs that are required to be a Quaker. Beliefs on a topic like the existence of hell will typically range the full spectrum of belief found in the larger society.Read More »
Ask A Quaker: How are Quakers different than Mennonites?
Along with the Church of the Brethren and Mennonites, Midwestern Quakers, by and large, share a few things with that segment of the Christian community which self describes as 'anabaptist' or “re-baptisers.”Read More »
Ask A Quaker: Are you Christian?
The Society of Friends, commonly referred to as Quakers, has deep Christian roots and most Quakers consider themselves Christian on some levelRead More »
Ask A Quaker: Heaven and Hell
Many Quakers speak of both heaven and hell as potential afterlife destinations, with heaven or some positive afterlife in the presence of God being far more commonly referred to in Quaker circles than hell.Read More »
Ask A Quaker: Quaker Silence
One reason is that Quakers consider silence a sacred place, a special and set apart meeting place — that is where people can encounter the living God.Read More »
Ask A Quaker: Liberal vs. Conservative
The real and imagined differences between liberal and conservative Quakers stem from complex historical, social, and theological forces.Read More »