A Quaker is a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian denomination that emphasizes the direct experience of Jesus Christ and personal worship.
Quakers believe in the equality of all people, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or social status. They also advocate for social justice and peace.
Quakers began in England in the mid-1600s as a dissident group within the Anglican Church.
They were persecuted for their beliefs and eventually immigrated to the United States, where they established communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Today, there are approximately 300,000 Quakers worldwide. Though their numbers are small, they continue to impact the world through their activism and commitment to peace and social justice.