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Quakers are, by in large, liberal by American political standards. Many Quakers are highly active in furthering the causes of social justice in the world. Quakers routinely work in anti-war, environmental, racial equality, and the gay rights movement. Quakers pride themselves on being loving and inclusive towards all peoples of the world. Watch these videos to hear more about Quaker values in action.

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Quakerism is a Christian religion, though not all Quakers consider themselves Christians. As such, it will vary from Quaker to Quaker on whether they read the Bible. However, the Bible is considered a key religious text for many Quakers. Watch a brief video that explains this in more detail.

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Quaker history is a rich and fascinating topic and we encourage you to learn more. You can start here for a quick overview and how to learn more if you are interested.

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The act of Quaker Worship is a new experience for many people. It's a complex and beautiful experience that can be difficult to explain to someone. It's important to understand that all people have a unique worshiping experience. This resource has three videos where Quakers share what their experience with worship is like.

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Quaker worship is a novel approach to communing with the Divine. At it's core, Quaker Worship is silent prayer or meditation in which you settle in and listen for guidance from God or "The Inner Teacher" as some Quakers refer to the Divine.

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