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 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

Connect with Friends and go deeper in your spiritual experience with these upcoming virtual events in January, presented by Ben Lomond Quaker Center, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, ​Quaker Religious Education Collaborative, and more. You're also invited to FGC's ongoing worship opportunities.

| January 29th 2021

As Friends, we wear our hearts on our sleeves. It's time to wear our Quaker spirituality on our sleeves, too! To help foster creativity and spread the word about the Religious Society of Friends and our faith, FGC is hosting a t-shirt contest!

| January 29th 2021

Did you know that each year, the entire month of February is devoted to libraries and the people who love them? There is so much to adore when it comes libraries, especially within the Quaker community. Libraries are a vital resource both in our meeting spaces and online, as they help new and existing Friends as well as spiritual seekers deepen their experiences of Quaker spirituality. If you're looking for ways to celebrate the library experience as a Quaker, here are some ideas!

| January 28th 2021

Explore upcoming events with the Ministry on Racism Program at FGC, and discover resources for language justice and access!

| January 28th 2021

Our High School and Junior Gathering Committees spent much of the summer reflecting on 2020 Virtual Gathering and taking note of areas to grow this year. In the fall we began offering year-round youth programs as a way to stay in touch with FGC youth and create opportunities for community and fellowship throughout the pandemic.

| January 28th 2021

Yesterday, the United States and the world witnessed an act of insurrection at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Friends General Conference condemns this violence and the attacks on the electoral process, prays for the safety of everyone involved, and calls for nonviolence and de-escalation as the situation continues to unfold.

Here's what we affirm as Friends.

| January 6th 2021