Are Quakers Christian?
Quakerism started in England in the 1650s so there's no doubt that Quakerism
is rooted in Christianity and many Quakers centre their faith on Jesus. It is
the job of religion to help us find meaning in our lives, to reach the underlying
reality, the inexpressible truth and to bring people together into community.
Throughout time, churches and faiths have struggled to help people recognise
the extraordinary in the ordinary, or as Quakers would put it, to find ‘that
of God’ in our daily lives.
So Quakers recognise all the great faiths
as ways to spiritual fulfilment and are willing to learn from and work with
other faiths and churches. We feel there is something uniquely helpful and inspiring
in the Quaker approach to religion.