Our Mission and Core Beliefs

The Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference welcomes women primarily from Canadian, North Pacific and Northwest Yearly Meetings and other independent meetings in the Pacific Northwest.  As women from divergent Friends traditions, we strive to articulate that which has been meaningful in the expression and development of our faith.  We are open to God’s leadings and willing to make a commitment to prepare, to risk, and to be open to learning from one another.

Our purposes in coming together are:Marge, Helen, Christine Talking

  • To grow in the knowledge and love of God, trusting that the Inward Teacher, the Christ within, the Inner Light, the Holy Spirit will be present to guide us;
  • To create a place where it is possible to talk openly from different perspectives with love and honesty, and without rancor or tempering to accommodate perceptions of what might be acceptable;
  • To use narrative theology, that is, our stories of faith, as a means of integrating our experiences and our understanding;
  • To encourage articulation of experience in beliefs, both verbally and in writing, expecting that we will bring what we learn back into our home faith communities.