Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


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Friends assess the state of this religious society through the use of queries. Rooted in the history of Friends, the queries reflect the Quaker way of life, reminding Friends of the ideals we seek to attain. For more information, visit the Queries section in the online version of Faith & Practice at Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's site.

The following General Queries are arranged with a set for the Meeting and a set printed in italics for the individual. 

General Queries

1. Meeting for Worship

2. Meeting for Business

3. Spiritual Nuture, Ministry, and Religious Education

4. Care for the Meeting Community

5. Education

6. Equality

7. Social Responsibility and Witness

8. Peace

9. Ministry of Outreach

10. Stewardship of the Environment

11. Stewardship of Resources

12 Integrity and Simplicity