ESR’s Role Among Friends

The Earlham School of Religion has long been a place where Friends from many Quaker traditions can gather. We fill a unique role among Friends:

We support intellectual inquiry among progressive Friends, and promote Quaker scholarship that is rooted in a belief in equality and justice.

We develop and educate current and future generations of Quaker leaders.

We provide opportunities for Quakers to seek spiritual renewal through a range of programs and activities.

We strengthen the bonds of fellowship with the ecumenical community, sharing values that we believe resonate with Christians of many progressive traditions.

We prepare students to make a positive difference in the Religious Society of Friends.