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Manchester is the home of a lively and vibrant Quaker community with a simple, open and democratic spiritual tradition …a tradition that is also extraordinarily contemporary.
British Quakers have one of the most liberal and open spiritual traditions to be found anywhere in the world. The Quaker movement started here in the North West of England back in the 1650s. Contemporary Quakers are very different from their early forebears in many ways but the heart of Quaker tradition remains the same.
Quakers believe that all human beings are ‘spiritual’ and that this is not a function of intelligence, wealth, education, ability, race, sexuality or indeed a particular religion or faith (or lack of it). Spirituality is a part of who we are. It is a part of being Human.
Quakers try to live according to four testimonies. These are:
- Equality which also includes justice and community
- Simplicity and
Regular Quaker Meetings are held on Wednesday lunchtimes and Sunday mornings (On Sundays we also have Quaker meetings for different age groups, from tots through to teenagers). You are very welcome to attend. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Quakers in Britain please visit www.quaker.org.uk.