About Quakerism

The Faith, Practice and its Influence on Cambridge Friends School


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View the Faith and Practice Guide (PDF)


This Faith and Practice is a guide to understanding the mission of Cambridge Friends School and the means by which the members of our community strive to fulfill that mission. We, the faculty members of the Quaker Life and Education Committee and the members of the CFS Trustees’ Quaker Life and Outreach Committee ask your help — your wisdom, your skills, your spirit — to keep these ideals at the center of life in our community.


The ideas articulated in this Faith and Practice reflect an approach to learning that seeks to integrate Quaker principles with the academic and communal life of the school and with the intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth of each child and the manner in which all in the community strive to relate to each other.


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Quaker Meetings in the Area


Below are a list of monthly and annual meetings and gatherings within the area:

Friends Meeting at Cambridge



Fresh Pond Monthly Meeting



Beacon Hill Friends



Wellesley Monthly Meeting



Three Rivers



New England Yearly Meetings



Salem Quarterly Meeting (On Sabbatical)


Quaker Organizations

Quaker Voluntary Service

Quaker Voluntary Service is experiment, living at the intersection of transformational spirituality and activism. Young adults work full-time in professional positions at community based organizations addressing a wide range of issues, while living in a cooperative house and worshiping with, and being mentored by, local Quakers. Fellows receive housing, transportation, food, support for health and wellness (including access to health insurance if needed), and a small stipend, while engaging in regular self-led workshops and retreats that allow for continuing education in social justice, faith, and community building topics.


Material Aid and Advocacy Program

The mission of the Material Aid and Advocacy Program (MAAP) is to support and empower unhoused and underhoused community members, through material aid, access to resources, organizing support and advocacy opportunities. MAAP is located in the basement of the Friends Meeting at Cambridge.


American Friends service Committee

AFSC works with communities worldwide to challenge injustice and build conditions for lasting peace. We are steadfast in our commitment to nonviolence and our belief in the transformative power of love to overcome conflict and oppression.


Friends Committee on National Legislation

A national, non-partisan Quaker organization that lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, and environmental stewardship.