Welcome to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia
This website is a resource for members and attenders of Australia Yearly Meeting, as well as for those wishing to learn more about Quakers in Australia.
If you are new to Quakers and want to know more about our basic beliefs visit our Enquirers site.
The Religious Society of Friends is commonly referred to as Quakers. It consists of the members of the Society and many others who worship with us and are involved with us. Quakers believe that everyone has a direct connection with God, which some call the 'inner light' or ‘Spirit'. Each Quaker seeks their own path with the support of the group. We try to clarify our beliefs by careful consideration, listening to the Spirit within us, listening to others and reading the wisdom of others. Although our origins are Christian we are open to many ideas. We are committed to working for equality and peace and believe firmly in religious tolerance.
All are welcome to join us.
Our newest video: Why Am I a Quaker? has interviews with five Australian Friends, focusing on being Quaker and what Quaker community means to them. It is available on our Quaker YouTube channel.
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Australia has joined the National Redress Scheme. Read more here.
Quakers and COVID-19: Quakers are starting to meet again for Worship. Some Local Meetings are begining to meet and worship together as well as using Zoom meeting spaces. Information can be found here.
Yearly Meeting 2020 information can be found here.
We are called to live 'in the virtue of that life and power that takes away the occasion of all wars'. Do you faithfully maintain our testimony that war and the preparation for war are inconsistent with the spirit of Christ? Search out whatever in your own way of life may contain the seeds of war. Stand firm in our testimony, even when others commit or prepare to commit acts of violence, yet always remember that they too are children of God.
Advices & Queries, no.33