Quakers in Britain will be marking the sixth national Quaker Week (28 September to 3 October) by wearing badges which say “I’m a Quaker – ask me why”.
Alistair Fuller, Head of Outreach Development for Quakers in Britain says: “Every year we hold Quaker Week to encourage Quakers to talk about how their faith shapes their daily life and witness in the world. Quakers will be ready to warmly welcome anyone who wants to share in the stillness of Quaker worship.
“This year our theme is ‘Looking for a spiritual home’ and we are focusing on our meetings as communities where individuals can connect deeply with one another and with the Divine and are free to become most fully themselves and can explore together what it means to be a Quaker today.”
Up and down the country Quakers will be keen to share their personal faith journey and will be ready to say how they put their faith into action to work for social and political change. The commitment of the religious movement to peace, equality, truth, simplicity and non-violence has led them to help set up modern charities like Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Oxfam and Campaign Against Arms Trade and to initiate Circles of Support and Accountability, pioneering work to enable sex-offenders to live safely in society without re-offending.