The Quaker form of
recognizes "that of God in everyone." We feel that
worship, at its best, can bring direct communion with God, free of any
prearranged form. We find that this individual experience of worship is
deepened when it is shared with others.
Worship is based on expectant waiting for guidance
from the divine source within. From this we may return to our daily lives
reaffirmed in our sense of direction and strengthened by the love and power
of God. Friends believe that inward, shared worship leads to deeper spiritual
insight and makes conscience more sensitive to truth.
Moral truth, and the power to act on that truth,
arise from the Inward Light which itself comes from God. It is a source
of grace and illumination, leading our many diversities toward harmony,
not only within the worshiping group, but in our relations with everyone
Quaker testimonies on peace, social and racial equality
and religious liberty express this fundamental belief in the power and authority
of the Inward Light in human affairs.