This is an ethnographic research project using qualitative data from participant observation to address the research question: "How do people who do not find the idea of God significant to their faith, and people with more traditional understandings of Quakerism worship together within Glasgow's Quaker community? The findings focus on the role of Quaker meeting for worship as a ritual practiced at the intersections of religious change.
After delving into anthropological understandings of ritual, society, and change in theory, I planned and conducted an ethically approved research project to explore these qualitatively in a specific context in Glasgow through ethnographic research as a methodology. This work contributed to a grounded and empirical understanding of ritual as means to reinforce unity or express conflict with this qualitative case study. I was involved in this community for 12 weeks, collected a large amount of data, analysed it, and wrote up my findings.