Our founder, George Fox, used widely circulated letters (epistles) to encourage and spread the word among Quakers. The practice of sending epistles around all the Quakers network continues to this day. For more. . .
The 2022 Revised Edition of the Quaker Handbook is being finalised for printing and will be uploaded to this website shortly. The Handbook is a practical and informative guide to Quaker practice in this country. It is not a rigid set of rules and regulations but a description of what seems to have worked best in the past, based on Quaker theology, values and experience.
Quakers are first and foremost a spiritual community and nurturing our spiritual heart and developing and supporting initiatives for learning throughout the country are part of the role of the Committee for Quaker learning and spiritual development.
The Quaker Lecture is a public event given annually in Aotearoa on a social or spiritual topic of current importance. The Lecture is initially presented in association with the Quaker’s Yearly Meeting and may be delivered around the regions depending upon the availability of the lecturer. The theme of the lecture will normally reflect one or more of the Quaker Testimonies.
Quakers in Aotearoa/New Zealand recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ the Treaty of Waitangi as a living document fundamental to the life of this nation, and we acknowledge iwi and hapū rangatiratanga (sovereignty) which it guarantees. We advocate for constitutional change to better reflect the equality of relationship this requires.