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.

Fall is a time of transformation, from the colorful foliage to the cooler weather. Change is in the air, and it was a major theme at this year’s Central Committee meeting. Central Committee is the governing body of FGC and guides our organization's work. Committee members came together in Maryland from October 16th to 19th to reflect and move forward on key initiatives.
FGC News | November 21st 2014

Every summer, more than 1,200 Quakers gather to share a week of worship, music, activism, and blessed community.  This year, the Gathering of Friends took place June 29 to July 5 at CALU in California, PA.  There were about 1,240 in attendance; the oldest was 98 years old and the younge

FGC News | July 30th 2014

During Gathering, the FGC offices and Quakerbooks bookstore hours will change dramatically.

6/25-7/1 The office will be open from 9AM to 3PM and the bookstore will be closed as we move operations to California, PA for Gathering.

FGC News | June 24th 2014

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has launched two new online postgraduate programs in Quakerism that Friends can study no matter where they are in the world!

About the program

Quaker News | May 6th 2014
All FGC websites have been secure and continue to be secure, including the Quaker Cloud and QuakerBooks. We were not affected by the Heartbleed bug.
| April 25th 2014

The complete March 2014 eNewsletter is visible at or as a PDF

FGC News | March 27th 2014

In early March 2014, FGC brought together 65 Friends “to help make the full depth, joy, and fire of Quaker faith and practice highly available, teachable, and experiential for all those who are or will become part of our faith communities.” 

FGC News | March 26th 2014

The 2014 White Privilege Conference will be taking place in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 26th-29th, and pre-registration to join the Quaker group is now live!

FGC is again sponsoring a Quaker group to attend the conference, open to Friends of all traditions.

FGC News | January 21st 2014

For their second series of Quaker Quest public sessions, Greensboro First Friends Meeting offers a unique program for those curious about Quakers and those already on the Quaker path.

Quaker News | January 9th 2014
FGC News | December 3rd 2013

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