Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Events

Upcoming events offered by FGC, including workshops, trainings, retreats and other opportunities.

In the past year we have learned a lot about how to gather online as a community.

FGC Events | Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:30am Timezone: Eastern

Virtual Junior Gathering offers families flexible opportunities to spend time together and nourish their spiritual growth.

Children and Teens | Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 4:30pm Timezone: Eastern Time

Join a group of high-school aged Quakers from all over North America for a week of spiritual exploration and fun.

Children and Teens | Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 6:30pm Timezone: Eastern

Lisa Graustein is a member of Beacon Hill Friends Meeting and one of the hosts of Three Rivers Meeting, both in New England Yearly Meeting. Lisa’s current call to ministry among Friends is centered on noticing, interrupting, and transforming patterns of oppression as we enact them so that we can build a more faithful, inclusive, and just Religious Society.

Evening Programs | Monday, June 28, 2021 - 8:00pm Timezone: Eastern Time

For our Tuesday night Evening Program, Friends from across the continent and beyond will gather in online groups around shared topics of interest. Let’s gather around issues such as family life, religious education for children and teens, climate disruption, social activism, and immigration. We’ll listen, share, learn, and build deeper connections.

Evening Programs | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 8:00pm Timezone: Eastern Time

Niyonu Spann is a member of Chester Monthly Meeting in Pennsylvania. She has a rich history of making music and creating workshops around peace and social justice. Together with some of her back-up vocalists, Niyonu will lead an intergenerational plenary grounded in spirit.

Evening Programs | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 8:00pm Timezone: Eastern Time

An old Quaker expression says, “We believe that those who are called enemies are, in fact, friends separated by misunderstanding.” Clinton Pettus has been devoted to working for education and social justice for people of color. Drawing on his lived experiences, Clinton explores the intersection of racism, colorism, sexism, and classism as they contribute to oppression and discrimination. Several colleagues will then respond from various perspectives that test the Quaker expression on misunderstandings.

Evening Programs | Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 8:00pm Timezone: Eastern Time

Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is a tribal attorney, founder of Giniw Collective, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She spent six months on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is currently engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a group committed to positive representation of Native peoples.

Evening Programs | Friday, July 2, 2021 - 8:00pm Timezone: Eastern Time