Young adult Quaker communities are spaces to nurture connection, share experiences and find belonging.

There are also opportunities to live out your faith through community work, campaigning and activism. These pages include ways of being involved and getting in touch.

Young adult Quaker videos

Young adult Quakers talk about worship, faith and their spiritual journeys in this series of videos. (Pressing play on the video below will set a third-party cookie. Please see our cookies page to find out more.)

Young adult Quaker groups

Find a group of people like you. Groups of young adult Quakers who meet across the Scotland, England and Wales. They are happy to welcome new people – find meaning, friendship and fun by connecting with your local group.

Events and opportunities

Young adult Quakers are involved in many different events and activities, which may be small gatherings or large all-age events. Find out what opportunities there may be near you, what events BYM are running, what learning opportunities Woodbrooke, the Quaker learning and research centre offers.

Grants and funding

Britain Yearly Meeting offers grants for young adults Quakers to help access opportunities. You also may also be able to apply for other sources of funding. Find out more about the financial support available.

Subscribe to Rising Up, our triennial newsletter

This newsletter is made for and by young adults to share news, opportunities and questions related to Quakerism in the UK. We send out three issues per year. Sign up here (offsite link).

A brief history of young adult Quakers

Young adults have always been at the heart of Quakerism. In the 1650s, the 'Valiant Sixty', a network of Quakers who first spread the Quaker faith, were almost entirely in their 20s and 30s. George Fox, one of the founders of Quakerism, was only 21 when he left home to 'seek the Truth'.

From those early days onwards, young people have helped move the society forward at key moments in our history. They have also often been at the forefront of movements for social change. Bayard Rustin, a young black American Quaker who was deeply involved in the civil rights movement, was 25 when he first attended 15th Street Meeting in New York.

Today, young adults are still a vital part of Quaker community. You may wish to get involved in Young Friends General Meeting, find an inter-generational community through a local Quaker meeting, or to join a Young Adult group if there's one near you.

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