Quaker Testimonies (the SPICES)


Over countless generations, our encounter with Spirit has led us over and over to these six core values:

 Simplicity. Simple living helps us focus on what matters most.

 Peace. Quakers have a long history of building peace.

 Integrity. Speaking and living truth as best we can.

 Community. Valuing our ties to others.

 Equality. Seeing the equal createdness of everything that is.

 Stewardship. Respect and gratitude for what sustains us.

These are not rules to be imposed; rather, our traditional, simple — yet quite challenging — values represent our experience in Quaker worship.

They are our testimony of how Spirit calls us to live in this world.


 The greatest gift which we have all been given is Love. Love is at the origin of our commitment to human rights, prison abolition, sustainability, and peace.

 Our community is open to all and is LGBTQ+-friendly.

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