Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

QuakerPress of FGC

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Serving through the ministry of the word

For more than fifty years, QuakerPress of FGC has published books, pamphlets, curricula, and a CD. Many of these titles are still in print, or are now available as digital downloads for ereaders.  Our materials are available from QuakerBooks of FGC as well as other book retailers.

FGC publishes resources with the goal of nurturing Quaker meetings and individual Friends.

Traditionally, we have published books (print and ebooks) and pamphlets, although we have also produced CDs and digital resources in the past. Our primary publishing imprint is QuakerPress of FGC .

Books published by QuakerPress of FGC must be on topics that address one or more of FGC’s major goals.  Friends General Conference, with Divine guidance, nurtures the spiritual vitality of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) by providing programs and services for Friends, meetings, and seekers.

FGC's Major Goals

  1. Nurture meetings and worship groups.
  2. Provide resources and opportunities for meetings, Friends, and seekers to experience the Light, the living presence of God.
  3. Help meetings guide Friends to discern the leadings of the Inward Teacher and to grow into ministry.
  4. Transform our awareness so that our corporate and individual attitudes and actions fully value and encompass the blessed diversity of our human family.
  5. Work to grow and sustain a vital, diverse, and loving community of Friends based on a shared search for unity in the Spirit.
  6. Articulate, communicate, and exemplify Friends' practices, core experiences, and the call to live and witness to our faith.
  7. Promote dialogue with others, sharing with them our corporate experience of Divine Truth and listening to and learning from their experience of the same.

QuakerPress titles are carried by QuakerBooks of FGC, our own bookstore, and marketed in other venues, including bookstores in North America and Europe.

We anticipate publishing one to two books per year.

Submitting a manuscript

We invite queries regarding project proposals via email or postal mail.  Full project proposal are also welcome, so long as they follow the format in the form below. 

Some of our recent and best known titles:

Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way

Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist

Black Fire: African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights

A Lively Faith: Reflections on Iowa Yearly Meeting of Friends (Conservative)

Conversation with Christ: Quaker Meditations on the Gospel of John


Fit for Freedom, Not For Friendship:  Quakers, African Americans and the Myth of Racial Justice

The Quaker Way (an introductory book for children)

Timeless Quaker Wisdom in Plain Song (a CD)

Lighting Candles in the Dark: Stories of Courage and Love in Action

Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal

Valiant Friend: The Life of Lucretia Mott


A Lasting Gift: The Journal and Selected Writings of Sandra L. Cronk