Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

The Gathering

Taste the vibrancy and the variety that is available by immersing yourself in this community of Friends for a week. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you—in person—at the CALU, south of Pittsburgh, PA, June 29-July 5, 2014. 

2014 Theme : Let Love Be the First Motion

Start here for an overview of the Gathering activities. Then explore other parts of the website for details.
The week of the Gathering is packed with programs and events, from small group morning workshops to public evening plenaries, and programs for children, teens and young adults.

Registration opens April 1, 2015. Register early to maximize access to workshops and financial aid. Check here for information on other registration dates and financial aid.

CaL U, south of Pittsburgh, PA. On the banks of the Monongahela River, the California University of Pennsylvania (CaL U) is 35 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Find information on future and previous Gatherings, audio and video recordings, as well as Gathering history.

A good overview of the Gathering in video form. Directed and edited by Amala Lane. Thank you to all of the volunteer videographers!

Daily schedule, events, and handouts for Gathering participants