Quakerism is almost 400 years old. It’s the common name for the Religious Society of Friends. It grew out of Christianity but we find meaning and value in other faiths and traditions.  We have found that the search for truth can lead us to new expressions of values as well as confirming existing ones. We call these values ‘testimonies’. Today we focus on equality, peace, truth, justice and simplicity, and how they relate to one another.

Our testimonies encourage us to work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. It’s not always easy to live this way, but as Quakers we try to encourage each other to keep trying. This work is supported by the Quaker Social Peace and Witness department at Friends House, which is where our Economic Issues programme is held. We have joined the Equality Trust to better support the action of Friends at a local level, and hope that the collaboration will help strengthen the movement for equality in Britain.

Contact: economicjustice@quaker.org.uk