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.
For this update, in keeping with the May 2021 Vital Friends eNewsletter theme of Quakers & Art, Friends serving on the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the art we have made and the art that inspires us to keep moving forward with our charge of supporting FGC in its goal to become an anti-racist faith community.
Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Here is the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared between March and May 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and FGC Gathering Updates.
Help your meeting develop financial resources needed to carry out the work of Spirit in your community and beyond.
Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in April, presented by Piedmont Friends Fellowship & Yearly Meeting, Friends Couple Enrichment, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.
Quaker authors have been a transformational presence in the Religious Society of Friends since its founding in the 17th century. Friends were originally referred to as the "Publishers of Truth," and the writers featured here are living into this title with their contributions to the world of literature.
Here are five Quaker authors whose work we're blessed to follow.
Since 2017, Audrey Greenhall has nurtured FGC's ministry of the word through our online bookstore, QuakerBooks. She is also the Editor of QuakerPress, FGC's publishing division guided by the Publications and Distribution committee. Here, she shares her experiences as an editor, as well as tips for aspiring authors in the Quaker community.
On March 16th, a gunman attacked multiple spas and massage parlors in Atlanta, GA. His violent attacks took the lives of eight people, including six Asian American women who were the likely targets of the shootings. As Quakers, our testimonies guide us to feel our connections to one another and dismantle racism so that we may honor that of God in everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic did not create anti-Asian hatred and violence, but many people are now learning more deeply about the roots of racism against people of Asian descent. In the midst of growing threats to our community members and people we love, we are compelled to act.