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Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Faith in Action

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Quakers have historially been involved in social and political movements in support of oppressed and disadvantaged people, including the abolition of slavery and reform of prison conditions. We are guided by some basic testimonies:

  • Simplicity
  • Peace
  • Integrity
  • Community
  • Equality
  • Stewardship

Learn more about these testimonies:
Quakers in the World
Friends Journal: S-P-I-C-E-S: The Quaker Testimonies

At Madison Friends Meeting here are some of the ways we carry out on these testimonies:

  • Individuals participate in local and wider organizations that work for peace and social justice.
  • Our Peace, Social and Earth Concerns Committee sponsors regular forums and special events to help educate about issues and provide opportunities for people to become involved.
  • Our community nurtures individual leadings and offers opportunities to share and connect with others.
  • We support Quaker and other social justice and charitable organizations through a portion of our budget, and by publicizing needs and opportunities to our community.
  • As a Meeting we craft public statements (called minutes) on current issues. View public minutes

Contact the Peace, Social and Earth Concerns Committee ( to bring an idea or concern to the Meeting.