Quakers do not share a fixed set of beliefs. Their unity is based on shared understanding and a shared practice of worship, not on their beliefs all being the same. There is no need to be in unity with Quakers on every issue in order to be part of their meetings.
Not all their beliefs are so diverse and their commitment to Quaker process is unifying. Some of their spiritual insights, which they call their testimonies, spring from deep experience and have been reaffirmed by successive generations of Quakers. These testimonies are to integrity or truth, equality, simplicity, peace and community.
One consequence of their testimony to equality, for instance, is that they welcome people from all races and backgrounds, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. They have a fundamental commitment to equality and inclusion. They affirm the love of God for all people. People can find out more about Quaker beliefs and attitudes by reading pieces from their Faith and Practice book where they quote many Quakers, old and young, living and dead. Order it through Quaker Book Service.
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