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We have a new website!

Please proceed to quakers.nz.

The content on this site is no longer being maintained, and is provided for archival access only.


This is the website for and about Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our worship is generally silent, with some spoken ministry. Everyone is welcome at our worship. We are organised into nine Monthly Meeting areas, and you can access information for each of these from the map and list on the left of this page. You can expand the map to see the exact location of Worship Groups. Quakers (we often refer to ourselves as "Friends") are often involved in a range of current social issues.

Our new website has been under development for some time, and preliminary version is now open for review and feedback by Friends. Please contact your clerk if you have not received instructions on how to access it.

In the dropdown menus above, you can locate most pages in this site:

About Quakers:
history, structure, testimonies, accommodation, FAQ
Quaker Concerns:
peace, social justice, environment, Treaty issues
Groups:
QPSANZ, QIET, Quaker Settlement, Young Friends, etc
Activities:
Yearly Meeting, Summer Gathering, seminar programmes, Quaker Lecture
Publications:
YM Statements, various Quaker texts, Quaker Book Sales, Newsletter articles, etcContact Us:
location/times of worship meetings, contact people for groups and meetings, etc

There are about 1400 people (adults and children) associated with Quakers in Aotearoa/New Zealand, and there is a Quaker Settlement in Whanganui (see aerial photo below, dated 2004):

 

Recent news of Quakers including our new Christchurch Quaker Centre.

Read the Northern MM letter to Parliamentary Leaders on the conflict in Iraq and Syria

Quakers in Aotearoa New Zealand have always been concerned that history be not reinvented to glorify war. Read the peace statement from our 2014 Yearly Meeting.

Sustainability news - Quakers Futures Committee produced a Sustainability Action Overview of organisations active in sustainability in New Zealand


Terrorist Shootings in Christchurch

Friends in Christchurch, along with everybody, are appalled at the atrocities at two Muslim mosques in Christchurch on Friday 15 March.  We are all in shock, and have received many messages of condolence from around the world.

We applaud the bravery of the police and the first-responders.

Our hearts go out to our Muslim brothers and sisters, and we will strive to learn more of their culture and to continue to stand beside them against all racism and hate.

Our Yearly Meeting has written to the Federation of Islamic Associations, and you can read the letter here.

 

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