Who is Quaker?

The premise of Quaker Meeting is that no one person sees the entire truth. The group search after truth is more comprehensive and more exacting than the search of one individual. At Meetings for Worship, the shared silence creates receptivity to the continuing revelation of the truth. People who are moved to vocal ministry offer small insights that contribute to each person's understanding.

Somehow, in my Quaker youth I had failed to grasp one of my religion's basic messages - that the God within you, the still small voice, is what tells you right from wrong.

But Quakerism offers some vital reminders to keep all of us on track: that there is that of God in each of us; that we all posses an inner, guiding light; that truth is the way, and that often "way opens" in the midst of silence.

--Robert Lawrence Smith