Faith & Practice Book

Quaker Faith and Practice for the Twenty-first Century

The most recent change to this page was made on 11/28/16.

The first drafts of Sections I and II are now complete. Links to HTML versions of each part are provided below. The text has also been compiled into a PDF document for downloading. PDF download icon


I. Introduction

  1. About this Manual: Audience, Approach, & Format
  2. A Basic Theology for Friends

II. The Life of the Spirit

  1. Introduction
  2. The Bible and Historic Quaker Writings
  3. The Quaker Experience
  4. Meeting for Worship
  5. Vocal Ministry
  6. Meeting for Business (Quaker Decision-making)
  7. The Meeting as Caring Community
  8. The Use and Nurture of Gifts
  9. Personal, Family, and Community Life
  10. Meditative Prayer
  11. Practical Expression of the Life of the Spirit
  12. Social Justice
  13. Mercy and Generosity
  14. Peace and Nonviolence
  15. Ecumenism and Universalism
  16. Summary: James Naylor’s Statement

III. Historical Sketch

IV. Practices and Procedures

V. Queries

VI. Appendices & Index