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Yearly Meeting News Update – December 7, 2023

Friends General Conference shares the following yearly meeting announcements that may be of interest to Friends in the United States and Canada.

Give the Gift of Presence

In the preface to his new biography, Dancing with History, Quaker activist and author George Lakey states, “I find there is something deeply human about wanting to show up—to be as Latin American activists might say, ‘presente!’ One way I think of my life’s mission for peace, justice, and equality is to make it right…

What is a Quaker Public Minister?

by Windy Cooler Throughout Friends General Conference, Friends are taking up the cause of “right relationship,” as 18th-century Quaker public minister John Woolman advocated. This cause involves addressing previously taboo issues and bringing hidden hurts into the healing light. This is the essence of a public minister’s role: summoning the courage to confront harsh realities,…

Choosing a Web Host

Quaker web workers discuss web hosts. Friends focus on Wordpress, the Quaker Meetings Network, and Google Sites.


Friends General Conference offers virtual and in-person events for Friends, families, and newcomers to the Religious Society of Friends.

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Silence & Light for Quaker Newcomers eRetreat

The Silence & Light eRetreat invites you to explore and practice the experience of Quaker worship and silent waiting, for an inward encounter with Inner Teacher who leads, guides, and...

Virtual Worship for White Friends Confronting Racism- Friday

The Ministry on Racism is hosting a weekly virtual Meeting for Worship for white Friends/Friends of European descent confronting racism and white supremacy.

Virtual Worship for Friends of Color – Midday Weekly Worship

These worships are provided as a place for Friends of Color to come together in community and worship in an environment with Friends who experience marginalization in their lives and Quaker meetings because they are a Person of Color.

Responding Faithfully

Contributions to Friends General Conference support programs and ministries for seekers, Friends, and meetings.  FGC appreciates your generosity of spirit when you choose to contribute. We accept your donations with gratitude and ensure the money is spent wisely. Any restricted contribution is used exclusively to support the designated program. Unrestricted gifts serve all programs through the Annual Fund.