Quaker Principles – SPICES

Quakers are a small percentage of the U.S. population today—only about 75,000 people in total. Yet Quaker values have greatly influenced our nation’s history and continue to resonate in the 21st century. Listen in as David Jones, retired Vice President of Development for Kendal, and Jane Mack, President and CEO of the Friends Services Alliance—both lifelong, committed Quakers—talk about the legacy and enduring role of Quaker values.

This video focuses on the Quaker principles, values and testimonies, often best understood through the SPICES acronym for Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship. A Quaker guide on how we are called to live our lives and be faithful to the spirit and to “Let our lives speak.” David Jones and Jane Mack provide a glimpse in to why these principles are so important. We learn more about each principle as David and Jane bring them to life based on an understanding of them in practice.

Click the image below to hear David and Jane share what the SPICES mean to them and why these principles are so important to the Quakers belief system. The entire video series is available here.

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