Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

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.

Vital Friends is FGC's monthly eNewsletter that shares news, resources, and announcements with Friends.

| June 29th 2016
The Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act has passed the Senate as of June 14th. This bill is of particular interest to Quakers in that one of the provisions would open the draft to all genders and require women 18-26 to register for the Selective Service, as men currently do at age 18. Failure or refusal to register for the Selective Service can result in loss of various forms of federal aid. FGC offers a First Day School curricula resource for considering conscientious objectorship with young people in your meeting. Read more about this curricula and news item.
Quaker News | June 23rd 2016
Every spring, Friends General Conference holds a clerk training for clerks of the summer High School and Adult Young Friends Programs. This weekend training supports young Quakers whose clerking gifts have been identified by their peer communities at the Summer Gathering to truly flourish. Learn more about this program.
FGC News | June 23rd 2016
FGC is pleased to announce that Marta Rusek will be our QuakerBooks Bookstore Manager for the FGC Summer Gathering, at the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota, July 3-9, 2016.
FGC News | June 13th 2016
FGC Friends is a feature of our monthly Vital Friends eNewsletter that highlights a Quaker meeting, organization, or individual Friends who work with FGC to nurture faith and Quaker practice. We're pleased to feature FGC affiliated Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for the month of July.
Quaker News | June 13th 2016
BookMusings is the official eNewsletter of QuakerBooks of FGC. Each issue highlights books and themes carefully selected by bookstore staff for your enjoyment, as well as information about sales and other unique opportunities available to our readers. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.
| June 6th 2016
Vital Friends is FGC's monthly eNewsletter that shares news, resources, and announcements with Friends. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.
| June 3rd 2016

The Quaker Women in Public Ministry gathering is scheduled for October 21-23, 2016 in North Andover, Massachusetts.The event's primary purpose is encouragement and building connections between Quaker women ministers.

Quaker News | May 25th 2016

On April 29-May 1, New England Yearly Meeting hosted forty-plus Friends gathered at Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center.

Quaker News | May 19th 2016
FGC Friends is a feature of our monthly Vital Friends eNewsletter that highlights a Quaker meeting, organization, or individual Friends who work with FGC to nurture faith and Quaker practice. We're pleased to feature FGC-affiliated Illinois Yearly Meeting for the month of June.
Quaker News | May 19th 2016

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