Quakerism is rooted in Christianity. They are formally known as the Religious Society of Friends. Currently, there are just over 1,500 members in Ireland.The centre of Quaker spiritual life is the Sunday Meeting for Worship. Since their foundation in the 17th century, Quakers have been encouraged to walk cheerfully over the world, answering to that of God in everyone.
Quakers have great diversity of belief, and their belief is that while words can divide us, the shared experience of silent worship, seeking to practice Christ’s message of love and compassion unites us.
Quakers meet together in silence believing that the Holy Spirit, however perceived, will lead them to worship. Any person who feels moved to do so may speak at the meeting. Quakers believe that God exists in everyone, so that anyone can experience divine love and guidance.
For further information see Quakers in Ireland Website