Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

News

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.

Looking for resources to build and nurture the spiritual foundation of Quaker youth? Explore the resources below for activities for worship and movement, organizations and conferences for religious education, and print materials to build youth programming into your Quaker community!

| March 2nd 2020

This March, FGC is welcoming a new Conference Coordinator – and she is a familiar face in the Quaker community!

| February 27th 2020

 

FGC News | February 14th 2020

 

Valentine's Day is upon us, and you know what that means - time to send a Quaker Valentine to all the special Friends in your life! This year's batch of #QuakerValentines feature foxes, a reference to George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends.

| February 13th 2020

Over the last several weeks, Australian Friends have received many expressions of concern from Friends around the world, in response to the recent bushfires and the devastation they have caused (are continue to cause). Presiding Clerk Ann Zubrick has sent this letter on behalf of Australian Friends to Friends everywhere, in response to these messages.

| January 22nd 2020

Gathering Profiles is a series about Friends we’ve met at the FGC Gathering. The Gathering team will publish a new profile each month as we get closer to FGC Virtual Gathering 2020.

| January 14th 2020

Gathering Profiles is a series about Friends we’ve met at the FGC Gathering. The Gathering team will publish a new profile each month as we get closer to FGC Gathering 2020.

| January 14th 2020

We've heard from many Friends that they first came to the annual FGC Gathering because they were invited by someone they knew in their Quaker community. This year, we want to help encourage more invitations to this year's week of worship, workshops, and community for all ages through the new FGC Gathering 2020 Toolkit.

| January 13th 2020

In the special January/February 2020 double issue of Vital Friends, we examine how Quaker spirituality nurtures activism. We also have news about workshops at the 2020 Gathering, an anti-racism update about intersectionality, and more opportunities for faith & fellowship in 2020!

FGC News | January 3rd 2020

Intersectionality is a framework for conceptualizing people’s overlapping identities and experiences in order to understand the complexity of the prejudices they face. This theoretical framework, originally coined as a legal term by law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, hoped to make space in our courts for discrimination against Black women to be recognized when it could not fit neatly into sexist discrimination or racist discrimination.

FGC’s Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee is approaching our work with a commitment to pay attention to the implication of intersectionality.

| December 19th 2019