A typical Quaker Quest evening includes refreshments, six seven-minute contributions from three Quaker speakers, some time for discussion/questions and a half-hour period of Quaker worship. We ask the speakers to address the topic from their own experience - this should give you a better sense of what Quakers are like.
Quaker Quest is usually offered in a series of between three and six evenings, each covering an aspect of the Quaker way. A series might consist of the following or other topics:
QUAKERS AND WORSHIP describes how we meet together and explore in stillness and silence the promptings of love and truth in our hearts. For many of us, it is transforming.
QUAKERS AND EQUALITY explains why equality has always been at the heart of the Quaker faith and is the basis of our other values. You will hear how we have put equality into action.
QUAKERS AND GOD explores how each of us experiences God or whatever is Divine to us. In this session, three Quakers talk about what God means to them.
QUAKERS AND PEACE go hand in hand. While we are best known for our commitment to international peace-building, you will hear how we are equally committed to peace-making at a personal and community level.
QUAKER FAITH IN ACTION examines how our spiritual path impels each of us to act, whether that be in minor or major ways.
THE QUAKER WAY AND ITS CHRISTIAN ROOTS shows how, while starting from our Christian roots, we can yet have a faith without dogma. We value diversity of view, experience and inspiration.
For an account of what a Guardian journalist who describes herslf as 'an atheist who abhors proselytising' thought of her Quaker Quest experience (Jan 2010) please follow the link below