Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends


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.

In the middle of the vast cornfields of Iowa, the 2019 FGC Gathering will be taking place on the campus of Grinnell College, located within the “Jewel of the Prairie” Grinnell, Iowa, approximately 50 miles east of Des Moin

FGC News | January 14th 2019

When our beloved Junior Gathering Coordinator Patsy Arnold Martin announced her retirement in 2018, FGC launched an extensive and thoughtful search for a Friend who shared the same passion for nurturing the spiritual lives of children as Patsy. As we begin a new year, we are happy to announce that Marian Dalke will be joining our staff in the newly-renamed role of Gathering Youth Coordinator!

FGC News | January 7th 2019

Ready to ignite the Quaker fire within in 2019? We can help.

| January 3rd 2019

What’s next for FGC’s Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism, a spiritual challenge to understand, confront and heal white supremacy within FGC, among FGC Friends and all who unite with this work?

| December 19th 2018

When Traci Hjelt Sullivan announced she would be departing FGC in January 2019, she said that the best way for Friends to help celebrate her good work was to help us find someone to continue that good work. We are delighted to share the news that we have found our new Associate Secretary for Development - Faith Josephs!

FGC News | December 12th 2018

Two years after Friends General Conference’s governing body approved the initiation of an institutional assessment on systemic racism; a full report and summary with recommendations are now available.

| November 1st 2018

In his October Vital Friends message, General Secretary Barry Crossno discusses Quaker decision making, and lifts up resources to help Friends refresh their understanding of classic Quaker decision-making, and invite them to perhaps explore new techniques.

| October 4th 2018

This summer, Vanessa Julye, the Coordinator of FGC's Ministry on Racism program, delivered an honest, inspirational keynote address to Friends at North Pacific Yearly Meeting.

FGC News | October 2nd 2018