If we go deep within we can find a direct connection to the Divine, however we may conceive of it. For some the Divine is a personal God, for others a pervasive spirit or feeling of unity with the universe.
Quakers meet in silent worship to strengthen this connection and bear witness to its power in our lives. From the stillness that puts us in touch with the Divine comes our corporate testimony of simplicity, honesty, and non-violence. Work towards just and equitable treatment of all human beings and close attention to the health and sustainability of our communities and the environment that supports them are examples of these testimonies.
Historically these testimonies have led many Quakers to the forefront of movements for social justice: prison reform, abolition of slavery, pacifism, and indigenous rights, among others.
Hamilton Quakers maintain a meeting house in West Hamilton. We provide social support and friendship among adults and a first day (Sunday) school for our children. We welcome visitors.
The Quaker way is available to all. It may be particularly attractive to those strongly concerned with peace and social justice and to those with a meditative or mindfulness practice who seek a supportive community.
What is a Quaker? Watch this quick 5-minute video and hear from six actual members of the Quaker religion.
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