Testimony to Integrity and Truth refers to the way many members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) testify or bear witness to their belief that one should live a life that is true to God, true to oneself, and true to others.
Examples of ways in which Friends ‘testify’ or ‘bear witness’ to truth and integrity include such practices as:
“Making sure that one’s words and actions flow from one’s beliefs.
Speaking the truth, even when it is difficult.
Paying people fair wages for their work.
Giving one’s employer the right amount of labor for one’s pay.
Saying difficult things with grace and tact.
Receiving difficult sayings gracefully.
Guarding one’s reputation for honesty, fairness, and fidelity.
Taking responsibility for one’s actions and their results.
Fulfilling one’s commitments.
Taking care of items entrusted to one.
Being open to the ideas of others but not being too easily swayed by them.
Confronting lapses in integrity in oneself and in others.
Giving credit to others for their contributions.
Assessing people and situations fairly and accurately.
Avoiding spending beyond one’s means through the use of credit.” (From Quaker resources)
I hope one day to grow and mature into being a Quaker.
“In everything, treat others as you would want them to treat you, for this fulfills the law and the prophets.” Jesus