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.

The Quaker Voluntary Service has opened a new branch in Philadelphia this year, and FGC will be hosting Maire Elizabeth Moriarty to work with our Ministry on Racism.

FGC News | August 22nd 2013

Thanks to you, FGC is helping new and existing Quaker faith and practice communities become more visible, welcoming, and inclusive–while nurturing deep and transformed spiritual lives. 

| May 7th 2013

Since 2007, FGC has worked with over 100 monthly meetings in about 21 yearly meetings across the US and Canada.

| April 9th 2013

The New Meetings Project (NMP) goals include developing a systematic, disciplined, and highly replicable model for helping Friends to nurture the creation of new, vibrant Quaker meetings and worship groups across the U.S.

FGC News | January 29th 2013

On January 18 -19, 2013, FGC hosted a consultation with representatives of all fifteen FGC affiliated yearly meetings in attendance.  Almost 40 Friends gathered at Pendle Hill for this event.  This consultation was funded by a generous grant from the Shoemaker Fund.  After a period

FGC News | January 24th 2013

In 2012, FGC received a generous grant from the Thomas H.

FGC News | October 10th 2012

FGC is pleased to announce the appointment of J. Brent Bill as coordinator of the New Meetings Project scheduled to begin this fall.  Brent is a well-known seasoned Friend who is an author, photographer, congregational consultant, retreat leader, and recorded Friends minister.

FGC News | September 10th 2012
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FGC News | July 26th 2012

Friends General Secretary Barry Crossno discusses his vision for the future of FGC at the 2012 FGC Gathering in Rhode Island.

FGC News | July 5th 2012
We have exciting news to share. Friends General Conference is pleased to announce the formation of the “New Meetings” project to nurture new worship groups and meetings in the United States and Canada.
FGC News | June 15th 2012