Beyond The Oatmeal Box
Spirit In Action
Quakers have historically chosen nonviolent confrontation as the way to let their lives speak.
Quakers & Business
Since the 1600s Quakers were credited with setting fair prices rather than haggling and earned a reputation for being trustworthy.
Ways of Worship
Quakers in different regions worship in different ways, but all adhere to the testimony of peace and nonviolence.
Quakers & the Underground Railroad
Probably no aspect of their history is a source of greater pride to Quakers than their central role in the crusade against slavery.
The Push for Suffrage
The suffrage battle lasted 72 years before Quaker leaders Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and finally Alice Paul, won women the right to vote.
Living the Peace Testimony
Their central belief in peace has, over the centuries, resulted in Quakers being imprisoned or vilified as conscientious objectors.
Speaking Truth to Power
Quakers have become known for persistent protest and nonviolent confrontation when supporting their principles.
Care and Concerns
The American Friends Service Committee has a global commitment to provide humanitarian support regardless of country or political conflict.