Friends General Conference

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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.

 

 

News and resources from the world of Friends for the March 2017 edition of the Vital Friends eNewsletter of FGC.

 

 

 

Quaker News | February 28th 2017
FGC's General Secretary Barry Crossno shares a summary of the actions that have been taken since the 2016 FGC Gathering to ensure that our annual summer Gathering is welcoming and enjoyable for everyone who attends.
FGC News | February 17th 2017
In this issue, LVM Shelton reviews The Third Reconstruction. Plus - children's books on the African American experience and a biography of the first African American woman to publish and edit a newspaper!
| February 10th 2017
In this issue: Discover FGC's Ministry on Racism program and books for children about the African American experience. Plus - a powerful reflection on the White Privilege Conference and an update about FGC's Institutional Assessment. 
FGC News | February 3rd 2017

LVM Shelton, a member of  Plainfield Meeting in Vermont, is known to many for her work with FGC's Central Committee and the Committee for Nurturing Ministries.

| January 31st 2017
FGC has shared an important update on its Institutional Assessment. Plus - It's workshop submission time for two Yearly Meetings, Hanover Friends Meeting approved a Minute on human rights, and Martha's Vineyard Friends Meeting described the Quaker experience for readers of The Martha's Vineyard Times. 
Quaker News | January 27th 2017
In this issue, Max Carter reviews "Discovering Humor in the Bible." Plus - meet six activists worth knowing for 2017 and celebrate Rufus Jones' birthday!
FGC News | January 13th 2017
Vital Friends January 2017: Meet the Plenary Speakers for Gathering 2017! Plus - Check out this year's Gathering workshop offerings and discover six spirit-led activists that took action in the name of their faith.
FGC News | January 2nd 2017
Patsy Arnold Martin has served as a teacher, a radio DJ, a public librarian, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia. Her role as Junior Gathering Coordinator was one she felt compelled to do from the moment she was interviewed at FGC, and one she still sees as vital, fulfilling work.
| January 2nd 2017
In January 2016, FGC's ministry dedicated to helping couples grow together in their Quaker faith and practice became its own entity, Friends Couple Enrichment. Learn about the latest developments for Friends Couple Enrichment, plus updates from Pendle Hill, AFSC, and Friends Journal! 
Quaker News | December 23rd 2016

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