Orange County Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Costa Mesa, California

Links to other websites with substantial Quaker content

The World Wide Web contains thousands of pages describing, sometimes accurately, the Society of Friends. Here are a few starting points.

Topical areas

The Religious Society of Friends (

Established in  1995, since 2018 this website is owned and managed by the Friends Publishing Corporation:. was registered in 1995, in the early days of the Internet, by Russ Nelson, who built it into a popular site for the world to learn about the Religious Society of Friends. He also generously offered domain names and web hosting to countless Quaker organizations. Russ passed the torch to Friends Publishing Corporation, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit Quaker organization, in 2018.

It has a huge amount of information, but some if that is now out of date. Largely, but not exclusively, devoted to websites in the USA. It's size can make the search daunting, so below we list links to a few specific sections.

Information for newcomers

Articles intended for persons newly interested in the Society of Friends..

Articles about the Society of Friends

General writings about the Society of Friends

Faith and practice

Published by nearly every (every?) yearly meeting of Friends in the world, these documents come as close as the Society ever gets to saying what the "rules" are. The pages below are all belong to unprogrammed yearly meetings.

Quaker documents

These websites are specifically set up as repositories of Quaker documents.

Websites with documents and links to documents concerning the Society of Friends

The following pages contain lists of links to online documents describing the Society.

Quaker organizations

The most comprehensive list (at least for the United States) is here. We list just a few.

Quaker book sellers

Links to websites that sell Quaker books. There's a bigger list on the indispensable