Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
If your Quaker meeting, church, organization, or cause-based community offers weekly Meeting for Worship online, virtual events and retreats, or ongoing web-based courses and trainings, here's how you can get the word out through Friends General Conference.
Central Committee, the governing body of FGC, gathered virtually from October 16th to 18th, 2020. Over the course of three days, representatives from FGC-affiliated Yearly Meetings and Monthly Meetings, as well as members of staff and observers from Quaker communities across North America, met to discern major decisions and review program accomplishments over the most recent fiscal year.
On March 27, 2020, the United States House and Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in November and December, presented by Beacon Hill Friends House, Everence Financial, New York Yearly Meeting, Pendle Hill, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.
The 2021 FGC Gathering “Way Will Open” will be held online, June 27 – July 3, and not in person. Central Committee, FGC’s governing body, has approved the recommendation of FGC’s Long Range Conference Planning Committee for the 2021 FGC Gathering to be held virtually.
As the 2020 Election in the U.S. approaches, remember that we share a deep spiritual commitment to peace and nonviolence.
In October 2020, members of the Christian and Interfaith Relations Committee of Friends General Conference wrote a letter to the National Council of Churches about promoting interfaith unity and protecting democratic values for the 2020 Election in the United States.
Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Below is the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in October 2020.
For the October 2020 issue of the Vital Friends eNewsletter, Quaker religious education teachers Mim Lilly Coleman and Melinda Wenner Bradley share their reflections on how the coronavirus pandemic changed their work, and ways we can encourage children's explorations of their faith while also offering reassurance during these uncertain times.
Looking for virtual events and resources made especially for Quaker youth? Or just a note to validate your concerns and grief over what's changed (possibly forever) due to the coronavirus pandemic of 2020? Our resource list has you covered.