Quakers Re-write Book of Disipline

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Quakers in Britain are re-writing the book of discipline that has guided their work for centuries.

The book, Quaker faith and Practice is considered hugely significant for the church, having provided spiritual wisdom and guidance since the 1600s.

Helen Drewery from Quakers of Britain said it’s the foundation that enables them to run great campaigns – like changing the law around slavery, conscientious objection and marriage.

Quakers compiled the first of the books of discipline in 1738 – and since then each new generation has revised it.

The church decided on revision at their annual gathering on May 6th.

Quakers in Britain said some of the young people pushed for recognition of diversity.

The last revision took around ten years to complete and was published in 1995.

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