Galway’s Quaker community will hold an ‘open house’ this Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, at St. Nicholas Parochial School, Waterside.
The open house is an opportunity for the public to meet Galway Quakers and learn about this distinctive branch of Christianity.
Quakers, also know as the Religious Society of Friends, is one of the smallest Christian denominations in Ireland. Quakers, or Friends as they are also known, emphasise the importance of a direct relationship between God and individuals, with an inner experience of Christ leading to outward action.
Known for their commitment to pacifism and social justice, Quakers can be found working away with others on a myriad of concerns, trying to “remove the causes of all war and strife and to alleviate poverty.