Exploring the Quaker Testimonies

For the past several months, Reno Friends have been meeting twice a month to explore what the Quakers call “testimonies” – shared truths that Quakers have learned through their own experience. The most common Quaker testimonies spell out the acronym SPICE – Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community and Equality. Some Meetings include other testimonies such as […]

February: Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business

(This is the second in a series of 12 monthly queries developed by Pacific Yearly Meeting.) “Their style of deliberation was singular… Not in the way of the world, as a worldly assembly of men, by hot contests, by seeking to outspeak and overreach one another in discourse, as if it were controversy between party […]

A Quaker Glossary

Here’s a guide to Quaker terminology adapted from the “Faith and Practice” manual of the Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. We’ve highlighted in bold text a few of the more commonly used terms: Advices – brief reminders of the basic faith and principles held to be essential to the life and […]