Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


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.

What's new and exciting with the New Meetings Project, the FGC Gathering, and the Ministry on Racism.
FGC News | May 21st 2015
The authors of "Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist" are taking Bayard's story on tour. "Invisible Activist" has been very well-received since its debut last year, and Friends and Bayard Rustin fans alike are encouraged to see authors Jacqueline Houtman and Walter Naegle as they make their way across the northeast.
Quaker News | May 4th 2015
Our Annual Report for 2014, Living Love, presents some highlights of the past year, as well as news of developing projects.
FGC News | April 27th 2015
This month's updates include news from the Spiritual Deepening program and its upcoming pilot, information about registration for the FGC Gathering, a resource for Quaker meetings that want to work together to defeat racism in their communities, and a information from the Traveling Ministries Program.
FGC News | April 13th 2015
FGC and Pendle Hill are very happy to announce an experimental collaboration bringing QuakerBooks of FGC to Pendle Hill. For at least the next six months, QuakerBooks will operate from the site of the current Pendle Hill bookstore. Pendle Hill will now have in excess of a thousand new titles to serve over 4,500 annual campus visitors. Likewise, FGC will be able to better serve Friends living in and visiting the Philadelphia region with a convenient walk-in bookstore, ample parking and the beauty and serenity of the Pendle Hill campus.
FGC News | April 4th 2015


This month, FGC has a number of exciting program updates. 

FGC News | March 24th 2015
To celebrate the release of his new book "Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer," FGC's own J. Brent Bill is partnering with QuakerBooks to present a Virtual Book Signing. On Thursday, March 19th, 2015, Brent will autograph copies of his latest book, along with his critically-acclaimed works "Holy Silence," "Sacred Compass," "Awaken Your Senses," and "Imagination and Spirit."
FGC News | March 16th 2015
Ruth Reber attended her first FGC Gathering of Friends when she was just three years old. Since then, she has attended more Gatherings than she can count, and even served as the Gathering Assistant at FGC for two years beginning in 2000.
FGC News | March 11th 2015
FGC is committed to pioneering new initiatives that share Quaker faith and practice with newcomers as well as new meetings and worship groups through methods that will both deepen the spiritual lives of Friends and allow them to share meaningful journeys together. This commitment is evident in the work being done through two of our newest programs: Spiritual Deepening and the New Meetings Project.
FGC News | February 20th 2015
It's not always easy to find the words to express your feelings when it comes to love and romance. This year, FGC is here to lend a hand with #QuakerValentines, a social media-based campaign to share love and a good sense of humor this Valentine's Day.
FGC News | February 12th 2015

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