Not all our beliefs are so diverse and our commitment to Quaker process unifies us. Some of our spiritual insights, which we call our 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 our testimony to equality, for instance, is that we welcome people from all contexts and backgrounds, including all abilities, genders, and sexualities. We also strive to be a safe and nurturing place for those from racialized groups and other marginalized identities, groups, and cultures. We recognize that true welcome requires more than welcoming words.
We have a fundamental commitment to equality and inclusion. We affirm the love of God for all people. You can find out more about Quaker beliefs and attitudes by reading pieces from our Faith & Practice book where we quote many Quakers, old and young, living and dead. Friends also believe in continuing revelation – that rather than relying primarily on a fixed sacred text, our knowledge of the divine will continue to unfold, and that our faith calls us to continually seek to live out our testimonies as the world evolves.