Quakers in Calgary

Religious Society of Friends/ Quakers

Calgary Monthly Meeting

Quakerism has always been an experimental religion; a quest for truth, and for a faith that is valid for living in the world. Religion, Quakers believe, starts with a response to the Divine - including the divine within all persons - as a result of which each person finds his or her own understanding of Christianity without needing to make a formal statement.

Because truth is a constantly unfolding revelation Quakers have always attached great importance to the human search for knowledge, and to education in its widest sense.

Every Quaker Meeting is an experiment. Its worship is based on silence - not a passive silence, but a "waiting" on God, an endeavour to reach some small measure of unity with the Divine. In the silence anyone may speak, man or woman, young or old, member or non-member. Each of those present takes an active part in the Meeting, whether s/he speaks or remains silent.

From the belief in something of the Divine within everyone, and from this sense of personal responsibility in worship, springs the better known Quaker emphasis on relief work, international reconciliation, commercial integrity and social justice.

If you feel in sympathy with this approach to religion you may like to know more. There is a Meeting for Worship taking place in Calgary every Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Meeting for worship:

10:30am each First day (Sunday) at the Old Y Centre in the Common room, 223 12th Ave. SW Calgary

First Day School for children and young people:

First and third Sundays of the month, 10:30-11:30am, Sept. to June.

For more information:

Calgary Monthly Meeting is part of Canadian Yearly Meeting.

A brief history of Calgary MM

Other Canadian Quaker resources:
Other Internet resources on Quakers:
quakers@calcna.ab.ca


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