Fellowship of Friends of African Descent
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The Fellowship of Friends of African Descent was formed out of a desire that Black Quakers know each other.
The Fellowship mission statement was adopted by the organization in 1991:
Quakerism—or more formally, the Religious Society of Friends—was founded by George Fox in 17th century England. Through his worship and study, he came to believe that the “seed” of the Divine is in every human being, usually called by Friends the Inner Light, or the Light of Christ. Important aspects of the faith include the following:
There are different forms of worship among Friends. Some Quakers gather in the silence and wait expectantly to come into the presence of the Divine and to be guided by the still, small voice by which God speaks to us from within. During the silence anyone—child, woman, or man—may feel moved to offer a simple spoken message (vocal ministry) that is inspired by this holy encounter. Following the message, the silence resumes. A period of worship may include several messages or none.
Some Friends have “programmed” meetings for worship that may include a minister speaking, music, and a shorter period of silence.
The following videos are from the QuakerSpeak series, a web series aimed at communicating Quaker experience to religious seekers and Friends meetings. QuakerSpeak is a project of Friends Journal.