God’s Big Tent

We wish to affirm our belief that Quakerism is God’s “big tent,” politically. We welcome people with all sorts of political beliefs—Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, socialists, Libertarians, and Independents—to the Religious Society of Friends. The Religious Society of Friends is a religious organization, not a political one, though many Quakers join together in common political pursuits. Nor is the Society of Friends affiliated with any political party or position. Individual Quakers may and often do disagree with various political and foreign policy positions taken by Quaker-related organizations, and with individuals who express their views in various Friends publications.

Many Friends are politically involved and active which we believe is the right and duty of all of us living in a democracy. The Religious Society of Friends and our individual Friends meetings extend a warm welcome to all regardless of political interests and/or party affiliation.