CFSC is the peace and social justice agency of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Canada.
CFSC envisions a world in which dignity, justice, peace, human rights, and harmonious relationships with creation are fostered and upheld.
Quakers seek to experience and answer to that of God in all creation. In living out this experience, CFSC’s values are rooted in the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and respect for all creation.
CFSC alleviates suffering and develops transformative and sustainable approaches to human rights, justice, and peace. We act through practical assistance, research, education, and policy dialogues.
Quaker faith in practice
While CFSC’s work in the world is rooted in our faith, we never engage in any form of proselytizing (attempting to convert people to Quakerism). We respect and honour the perspectives of those we work with, whether from other faith traditions or of no particular faith.
When asked, we answer questions about Quaker faith and practice, but with the intention of sharing information and mutual learning, not seeking conversion. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about Quakerism.
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) arose in England in the 1650s, believing that there is an Inner Light or “that of God”, in every human being, and that everyone has the capacity to directly experience the Spirit. CFSC’s values flow out of these fundamental beliefs. “Promptings of love and truth in our hearts” are the source of the Quaker commitment to human rights, global justice, and peace.