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 2020, Friends General Conference tried to respond faithfully in so many ways to the challenges emerging before us. Staff, volunteers, and monthly and yearly meetings came together to create something beautiful, promising, and healing.

| June 10th 2021

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.

| May 19th 2021

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.

| May 17th 2021

Help your meeting develop financial resources needed to carry out the work of Spirit in your community and beyond.

FGC News | April 29th 2021

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.

| March 28th 2021

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.

| March 25th 2021

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.

| March 25th 2021