Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

About the Society of Friends (Quakers)


Members of the Society of Friends are often called Quakers.

Quakers seek to experience the light within, "... a type of religion that turns away from arid theological notions and that insists instead upon a real and vital experience of God revealed to persons in their own souls, in their own personal lives."

Quakerism began about 1650 in England, and came to the English colonies in America shortly after. While never large in numbers, Quakers have played a large role in shaping the conscience of the world.

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