The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, hold as a core belief that there is that of God in everyone. This belief – along with the understanding that each of us has the ability and responsibility to seek the Truth – is central to Quakerism. It is an inquisitive faith that encourages self-reflection, open and personal dialogue, inquiry, and peace-making. Most Quakers consider themselves Christian, but the emphasis, unlike other branches of Christianity, is not on dogma, but on the strength of preparing oneself to hear the Truth and to live a life committed to universally-admired values such as simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.
Quakers are sometimes confused with the Amish with whom they share pacifism; they are, in fact, different faiths.