Quaker Information and Links

“Faith & Practice” of North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Faith and Practice is the name given to a reference book compiled by each yearly meeting that contains the collective wisdom of the community, including queries and guidelines intended to support individual and corporate faithful living. – Catherine Whitmire, 2007

You can download the NPYM Faith and Practice –  as accepted in Annual Session on July 29, 2017 – in PDF format from this page.  The book also includes a section about history and includes quotes from individuals about their Quaker faith.

Learning about Quakers

Quakerfinder: Find a Friends Meeting
If you are looking for a nearby Quaker meeting, or one anywhere in the U.S., this will find it.  It is also a very good place to start if you want to learn about Quakerism.

Friends General Conference (FGC)
A national association of liberal unprogrammed Quaker meetings.  Olympia Friends Meeting is a member.  Great source of information, and includes an online bookstore.

Quaker Information Center
Just what it says, operating out of a small office in Philadelphia.

Branches of  Friends Today
Information about Liberal Friends, Conservative Friends, Pastoral Friends, Evangelical Friends and links to more – from Quaker Information Center.

A treasure trove of information about many things Quaker.  A Friendly web site offering an informative and satisfying browse.

Presents the work of Friends who are more concerned with the natural than the supernatural. Some members understand “God” as a metaphor of human values and some avoid the concept while accepting it as significant to others.

Quaker Action

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
“Quaker values in action.”  Carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
The Quaker lobby for peace, justice and care for the earth, in Washington, D.C.

Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy (FCWPP)
Maintains a Quaker presence in Olympia to educate state lawmakers on issues of concern.

Quaker Earthcare Witness
Spirit-led action on all environmental issues: pollution, toxic wastes, conservation, recycling, energy use, global warming, loss of species and habitats, loss of arable lands and population pressures.

Quakers in the Northwest

North Pacific Yearly Meeting
Olympia Friends Meeting is a member of this Yearly Meeting, the regional association of liberal, unprogrammed Quaker meetings in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and northern Wyoming.

Pacific Northwest Quarterly Meeting
Includes local meetings and worship groups in Washington and northern Idaho.  Olympia Friends Meeting is a member.

Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends
Another branch of Quakerism in the NW, the association of evangelical Friends churches.

Quakers around the World

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
International organization facilitating understanding among the diversity of Quakers worldwide.

Quaker Periodicals

Friends Journal
A monthly magazine of Quaker thought in the U.S.

Western Friend
A magazine of Quakers in the western U.S.

Quaker Blogs

A website with links to many blogs currently being written by Quakers