AFSC's Introduction to the Quaker Testimonies with study advice

Friends Testimonies Booklet Cover

Testimonies Booklet Cover

Friends Testimonies Booklet Cover

An Introduction to the Quaker Testimonies is a booklet that describes the basic concepts of each Quaker testimony, and how AFSC strives to practice that testimony in its work. The booklet is set up in the format of advices and queries, with thoughts about living out each testimony, followed by quotations for reflection and queries for response. The below study guide is intended to provide Quaker meetings with ways to interact with the material in Adult Religious Education settings, or with high school Friends. Please let us know how you’ve used the booklet and study guide and if you have suggestions for additions or changes to either.

Listen to Lucy Duncan speak about the booklet's publication, and how it might be utilized by your meeting or church community (0:54).

Below you can find a pdf of the full booklet, followed by the study advice. You can order physical copies of the booklet from QuakerBooks of FGC.

Friends Testimonies Booklet

Friends Testimonies Booklet Cover

Testimonies Booklet Cover

Friends Testimonies Booklet Cover

The American Friends Service Committee welcomes staff, volunteers, partners, and committee members from many different cultures, backgrounds, and traditions into our community. Many newcomers to AFSC are drawn to our commitment to peace and social justice but may not be knowledgeable about the foundations of Quaker faith and practice that guide and infuse our work. In this booklet, we seek to distill and share the Quaker testimonies that underlie both what we do and how we aspire to do it.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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