Questions about Quakerism?

Whether you are new to Friends, a regular attender, or a member, we hope that these pages will answer some of your questions. When you come to meeting for worship on Sunday, please feel free to stay afterwards for lunch and ask any further questions you may have.

Nine Questions About Friends

Introduction to Quaker Worship

Early Quaker History

External Resources:
(Note: The presence of a link here to an external site does not imply that Homewood Friends Meeting endorses all of the contents of that site.)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM)
The site of the regional group of Friends to which Homewood Meeting belongs. Provides a broad source of information about the activity of Yearly Meeting members as well as Friends in general.

Faith and Practice of Baltimore Yearly Meeting
This is a link to BYM’s “Faith and Practice” document (which is currently being revised).

The Quaker Information Center
A useful information site on who Quakers are, provided by the QIC in Philadelphia.
A central online index of Quaker websites, publications, organizations, and other documents.

If you’re seeking locations of other meetings, you need look no further than here.

Friends General Conference
A central organization connected to many Quaker groups, mostly those with a liberal perspective on spirituality. BYM is affiliated with FGC and FUM (see below).

Friends United Meeting
A central organization connected to many Quaker groups, mostly those with a more Bible-centered perspective. BYM is affiliated with FGC (see above) and FUM.

Quakers in Britain
Britain Yearly Meeting site, with links to the original Quaker Peace Testimony and other resources.

Pendle Hill
The Pendle Hill study and retreat center near Philadelphia offers courses and workshops on both Quaker faith and practice and broader explorations of spirituality and other religious practices. Pendle Hill’s publications section is a valuable source of information about Quakers.

Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts
“The Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts has as its purpose to nurture and showcase the literary, visual, musical, and performing arts within the Religious Society of Friends, for purposes of Quaker expression, ministry, witness, and outreach. To these ends, we will offer spiritual, practical, and financial support as way opens.” A local chapter is forming at Homewood Friends Meeting.

Quaker Electronic Archive
An online library of Quaker documents. Maintained by a member of Homewood Friends Meeting.

Life from the Center
“The Message and Life of Quaker Thomas Kelly.” By a member of Homewood Meeting.

Friends’ Activism Sites:
Friends historically have engaged in social activism as an outgrowth of our living in the spirit that leads to peace, equality, integrity, and simplicity. The following organizations have been founded by Quakers to help in efforts for social justice.

American Friends Service Committee
AFSC has worked tirelessly to promote peaceful means of resolving conflict and aiding victims of violence and oppression since its founding in 1917. It was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947.

Friends Committee on National Legislation
FCNL is a lobbying group working to represent Friends’ concerns to members of Congress.

Quaker Network to End Mass Incarceration

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