KidsQuake - A Quaker Youth Outreach Project
This site is dedicated to children everywhere who are learning about Quakerism. The content presents a simplified explanation of The Religious Society of Friends, their beliefs, traditions, and history. Parents are encouraged to visit this site with their children. Teachers are welcome to download and print materials for use in their classes.
Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

​Many of these may be found in the library of your local Quaker Meeting. Visit to find out more about these books and religious education materials.

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Meet Famous Quakers

Random Triva, Jokes & Sayings

Quaker Roots

Thomas Paine

​Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 - June 8, 1809) was radical pamphlet writer. He helped the American Revolution with his writings. He pushed for independence from Great Britain. He was raised as a Quaker but withdrew because he believed his ideas about democracy and free thinking made religion unnecessary. He is known for his works: Common Sense, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, as well as for his historical records of the French and American Revolutions.
 ​The Religious Society of Friends has been called Children of The Light, Publishers of The Truth and The Religious Society of Friends Seeking The Truth.

We got the name Quaker from a judge who was making fun of Friends because they sometimes trembled when they gave ministry. The name came to mean quaking when filled with the Spirit of God.

We are sometimes just called Friends.