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.

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.

| March 23rd 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, fraud in the form of phishing has increased substantially. Attackers are impersonating representatives of many different nonprofit organizations and churches, and unfortunately that has included FGC. Here's how you can protect yourself and your meeting online.

| March 10th 2021

Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in March, presented by Baltimore Yearly Meeting, Quaker Voluntary Service, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.

| March 1st 2021

Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Check out the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in February 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and the FGC Gathering Update.

| February 28th 2021

In this reflection, Regina Renee Ward (who is currently clerk of the Committee for Nurthing Ministries and co-clerk of the Institutional Assessment Implementation Committee) lifts up her thoughts on the nature of Quaker clerkship and how it has shaped her experience of Quaker spirituality and community.

| February 26th 2021

 

For the March 2021 Clerking issue of Vital Friends, FGC's Communications Manager caught up with Steve Mohlke, a celebrated faciliator on clerking workshops. 

 

| February 26th 2021

In this month's update, we have questions for you.

| February 26th 2021

Each year, FGC is nurtures the spiritual gifts of young Quaker leaders through its Clerks Training for Adult Young Friends and High Schoolers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the format and length of this year's training have been updated to meet the needs of its participants and facilitators. In this update, Gathering Youth Coordinator Marian Dalke describes the scope of the training, while FGC's Development Team shares how your support makes this vital ministry possible.

| February 26th 2021

February 14th is the day the world celebrates as Valentine's Day. Quakers are guided by love and believe every day is sacred, so we invited some special Friends to help us share the love for this year's #QuakerValentines!

| February 13th 2021

Each month, FGC distributes digital newsletters to share updates and information about FGC and its programs. Check out the introductory text and links to the newsletters and updates we shared in January 2021, including Vital Friends, Book Musings, and the FGC Gathering Update.

| January 30th 2021