Quaker Handbook

The Quaker Handbook

This 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.

The Quaker Handbook in these pages is intended as a "how to" manual; as a reference book; and as a guide to deepening one's understanding of the Religious Society of Friends. It is useful for those who are new to the Society, have been newly appointed to a committee, have been entrusted with a task rarely performed, want to find out more about Friends' practices, and who wish to reflect more deeply on Quaker life.


Appendix: Statements from the Handbook