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Integrity /Truth
Integrity /Truth are fundamental guiding principles in our own lives but also in public affairs. They are an integral part of our testimony to the Light that is within us all.

The most important testimony, because it is the one that all the other testimonies are based on, is the testimony of integrity. At its simplest, the testimony of integrity means that we believe that it is wrong to lie, and we try to tell the truth in all things and at all times. We do not take oaths, because we believe it sets up a double-standard for telling the truth. On a deeper level, the testimony of integrity means that we believe it is important for the whole of our lives to be consistent with our spiritual beliefs: we believe we need to "walk our talk".

"Be pattterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come; that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them. Then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world answering that of God in everyone."

                   - George Fox