As a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) I value the Meeting for Worship (Quaker meeting) for the stillness it provides. A Quaker meeting creates a space of gathered stillness where we can come together to listen to the promptings of truth and love in our hearts, which we understand as arising from God. Our meetings are based on silence: a silence of waiting and listening.
George Fox, one of the early Quakers wrote in 1658 'Be still and cool in thy mind and spirit from thy own thoughts, and then thou wilt feel the principle of God to turn thy mind to the Lord God.'
Quakers believe that each person is unique, precious, a child of God.