Religious Society of Friends Resource Page

On this page are listed a few of the online resources that can help you find information about the Religious Society of Friends, also called Quakers.

We of Sandwich Monthly Meeting hope you will use this page to learn about the many different aspects of the Religious Society of Friends.

General Information

Quaker Information Center
The Quaker Information Center - QIC - is a gateway to Quaker heritage and to modern Quakerism in Philadelphia and worldwide. Located in the Philadelphia Friends Center, the QIC welcomes visitors and responds personally to their inquiries, providing individual answers supplemented with literature and referrals to other Quaker organizations when appropriate. We respond similarly to inquiries by phone, internet, and mail. The QIC serves both the Quaker community and the general public in its quest to increase awareness about Friends and Quaker institutions.
Quaker Information
Your online source for information about the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Quaker Resources Online
The Quaker Resources Online is provided by Malone College, a Christian college for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church.
Online Books of Faith and Practice
While Friends traditionally do not have creeds, most yearly meetings (regional bodies of like-minded Friends) do adopt a book of “discipline”, often called “Faith and Practice”. These books generally describe the practices and procedures used in the yearly meeting, offer inspirational extracts from Quaker literature, and contain “advices” and “queries”.
The Religious Society of Friends
Quakers from A to Z (but not X). An index page for a rainbow of Quaker organizations, writings, history and quaker genealogy.
Where is a Meeting
Searching by City plus State/Province for local Quaker Meetings
The Religious Society of Friends
An overview of the Quaker movement from 1650 to 1990.
Quaker Studies
The Quaker Studies Program provides courses that integrate the spirit and intellect of participants through a dynamic study of Quaker faith and practice. They include explorations of the current state of the Society of Friends as well as reviews of Quaker history, Bible study and other areas of particular interest to Friends.
Friends Journal
An independent magazine serving the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
FGC Bookstore
A Resource Guide for Quaker Materials from the Friends General Conference Bookstore.

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Quaker Centers

Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill is a Quaker center for spiritual growth, study and service.
Woolman Hill
Woolman Hill is a Quaker retreat, conference, and education center, offering a range of programs on topics of spiritual reflection and social renewal.
Earlham College
The mission of Earlham College, an independent, residential college, is to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
The Meeting School
The Meeting School exists to give young people and adults the opportunity to live and learn in a community based on the principles and practices of the Religious Society of Friends. The Meeting School 30-40 boarding and day students in grades 9-12 live, work and learn together.
Fellowship of Friends of African Descent
The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent was born out of the worldwide Gathering of Friends of African Descent planned by Philadelphia Yearly Meetings Racial Concerns Committee in 1990.

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Quaker Historical and Christian Texts

A Quaker Page
Classic Christian books in electronic format, selected for your edification. All of the books on this server are believed to be in the public domain in the United States unless otherwise specified. Copy them freely for any purpose. Outside of the US, check your local copyright laws.
Quaker Electronic Archive
Founded in early 1994 as the first general-purpose Quaker site on the Internet, this site contains Quaker writings and other documents such as minutes and resource guides. The archive offers a keyword search function, and links to other sites of interest to Friends are also provided.
Catalog of Old Quaker Writings
This web site shows books, pamphlets, letters, and other documents written by members of the Society of Friends during its early and middle periods - 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries.
GEORGE FOX: An Autobiography
The Journal of George Fox is one of the great religious autobiographies
Journal of John Woolman 1720-1772
Electronic Text Version from the University of Virginia Library. For private use only.
Digital Quaker Collection
DQC is a digital library containing full text and page images of over 500 individual Quaker works from the 17th and 18th centuries. The proprietary software developed for Earlham School of Religion provides multiple search functions and an interface for viewing pages.

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Quaker Organizations

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
This is the Yearly Meeting for Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont Meetings.
Friends Camp
Friends Camp is a small, residential summer camp with sixty-five acres of fields and woods, with a waterfront area on the beautiful shores of China Lake. We are located fifteen miles east of Augusta, Maine in the village of South China. Friends Camp is a caring and accepting community that offers youth campers a range of creative activities and lots of zany fun. The Quaker values of equality, peace, simplicity, and community are the foundation of Friends Camp.
Friends General Conference
Friends General Conference - FGC - is a Quaker organization in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends which primarily serves affiliated yearly and monthly meetings.
FUM
We are an international association of Friends Meetings and Churches, organized for evangelism, global partnership, leadership development and communications.
American Friends Service Committee
The American Friends Service Committee - AFSC - is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
FWCC
Friends World Committee for Consultation is the umbrella organisation for the 400,000+ Friends, often called Quakers, around the world. Our purpose is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends.
FCNL
The Friends Committee on National Legislation - FCNL - is the largest peace lobby in Washington, DC. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL staff and volunteers work with a nationwide network of tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, and cultures to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government.
Quaker Earthcare Witness
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually-centered movement of Quakers and like-minded people seeking ways to integrate concern for the environment with Friends’ long-standing testimonies for simplicity, integrity, peace, and equality.

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NEYM Keynote Address

NEYM 2004 Keynote Address
This speech tells the story about the relationship between slavery and Quakers and its attitude toward Black Friends.