Chapter 11 » 11.05

Becoming a member

Principles

Coming into membership is a two-sided process involving the individual on their spiritual journey and a whole community of faith. The individual may be represented or supported by a parent, guardian or advocate. It is a process of discernment that involves both the applicant and the wider Quaker community: local Friends, the area meeting and possible contacts with other Quakers in other contexts such as a listed informal group or a university chaplain. It is the outward acknowledgement of an inward growth of commitment or belonging to the Religious Society of Friends.

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