There are many Quaker groups, arising from their members' Quaker faith. Groups help Friends to share common interests and explore and develop conviction and witness. Friends' passion and commitment to particular areas of interest can strengthen and deepen the life of the Society and breathe energy into more formal structures.
Founded in 1903, the Friends Historical Society aims to promote the study of Quaker history and to further the religious beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends. Holds meetings, publishes research findings and publishes the Journal of the Friends Historical Society.
Supports the work of Friends House Moscow, a charity for Quaker work and outreach in Russia. Runs a website: www.friendshousemoscow.org. Welcomes all Friends interested in Russia. Friends House Moscow supports Quakers and seekers locally, translates and publishes Quaker books in Russian, maintains a Russian-language website for outreach, and works with local partners on projects in line with Quaker testimonies (for example, Alternatives to Violence Project work with civilians, soldiers and prisoners, supporting conscientious objectors and helping children in need).
Registered charity number: 1055965
Quakers working for sustainability. Living Witness supports Friends in developing our sustainability witness. Our range of resources include our regular newsletter earthQuaker, policy briefings and guides for study groups and for personal and collective action. We hold regular national gatherings and summer schools. We offer advice, talks and facilitated events for Quaker meetings. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Registered charity number: 1119938
The aim of the Nontheist Friends Network is to provide a forum and supportive framework for Friends who regard religion as a human creation. We seek to explore theological and spiritual diversity and their practical implications in respectful acceptance of different views, experiences and journeys. Membership is open to all who sympathise with these aims and who pay the annual membership fee. To join, please contact our Membership Secretary. We share a radical questioning approach to contemporary religion. Our newsletter is sent by email or by post to members, and by email to other people who wish to receive it. We hold an annual weekend residential conference at Woodbrooke in the spring and aim to hold other regional and local events. Our website contains articles and notices about current issues and forthcoming events. It also contains information on further reading that may be helpful for people who wish to understand our approach more fully. We produce occasional papers by members on issues that they wish to share with a wider audience. We have contacts with Friends in the United States, Australia and some European countries. We also have contacts with networks with whom our approach is compatible, both in denominational and inter-denominational networks.
QAAD works within Quaker principles to address the widespread use and misuse of all substances, legal, illegal and prescribed – and gambling. We offer advice and information to individual Friends and to elders and overseers. QAAD fosters links between Friends who share our concern through our biennial Woodbrooke conference and meetings of the group QAADNET. QAAD publishes the quarterly magazine QAADRANT, and we are always glad to provide speakers for meetings on request. We also work responsively with young Friends to develop sessions for any kind of gathering. Externally, QAAD contributes to government reviews and liaises with other faith groups to advance policies that reduce harm.
Registered charity number: 1059310
Company number: 3265669
An active group aiming to add a Quakerly voice to the animal advocacy movement. We also support with donations many animal welfare organisations both here and abroad. We work with Friends overseas and very much value our ecumenical and interfaith links.
The concern was adopted at Yearly Meeting in 1975 and by Friends World Committee for Consultation the following year. Since 2001 Bristol, North Wales and Wirral & Chester area meetings have been authorised to carry forward the concern on behalf of Britain Yearly Meeting.
Registered charity number: 1093757
The purpose of the group is to work for the full inclusion of disabled people in the life of the Religious Society of Friends in Britain.
Exists to present Quakers to Esperantists and Esperanto to Quakers.
The fellowship aims to provide a forum for discussion on issues such as survival of consciousness and continuing spiritual development beyond physical death, personal spiritual communication, higher worlds, near-death experiences, etc.
We are a network, mainly of Quakers, with personal or professional links to people or projects in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Afghanistan and neighbouring states. We are also interested in working with and learning from people from these countries who now reside in the UK. We meet annually in London, Leeds or Birmingham and have a newsletter at least once a year. If you would like to join the group please contact Stuart Morton.
The Quaker Universalist Group is an informal group within the Quaker movement based on our understanding that spiritual awareness is accessible to everyone of any religion or none, and that no one faith can claim to have a final revelation or monopoly of truth. We acknowledge that such awareness may be expressed in many different ways. We delight in this diversity and warmly welcome both Quakers and non-Quakers to join us. Our resources include a website (www.qug.org.uk), a journal for members called Universalist, books, pamphlets (many of which are now online), an annual conference with a tradition of radical themes and innovative presenters, an e-newsletter and communication via Facebook, Twitter etc.
Provision of working retreats and volunteering to put faith into action.