Since ESR's founding as the first Friends seminary, we've developed and shared extensive resources about Quakers' history, diversity and vitality. We frequently encounter people who want to deeply explore Quakerism, either to enrich their own ministry or to support their vocational goals. The Quaker Studies Certificate provides structured study for those people, without requiring a commitment to seeking a graduate degree.
The program examines both the roots and branches of the denomination through the lenses of theology, history, culture, literature, spirituality and applied theology. ESR’s Quaker Studies Certificate is a six-course program that can be completed in as little as two years.