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The 2023 Gathering was held on the west coast for the first time since 2006. It was a celebration, marking our return to being together in-person, witnessed by giant sequoia trees, flowering rose bushes and the 540 Friends and newcomers who traveled to Monmouth, Oregon. An additional 120 Friends participated online. Kri Burkander lives in…

Yearly Meeting News Update for August 25, 2023

Friends General Conference shares the following news that may be of interest to Friends and the Quaker-curious.

FGC Welcomes Jen Ambrose

Friends General Conference warmly welcomes Jen Ambrose to the role of Development Manager. Jen will work closely with Faith Josephs, Associate Secretary for Development.

Rashid Darden Promoted to Associate Secretary for Communications and Outreach

Rashid Darden has been promoted to the position of Associate Secretary for Communications and Outreach for Friends General Conference.

Join us in Gathering Together

The Gathering Together campaign strives to ensure that all Friends have access to the life-changing experiences that FGC provides.

Scope of Communications Engagement

When it comes to websites, web hosting, social media engagement, and other forms of electronic outreach, Friends General Conference (FGC) is in a period of evolving engagement with Friends and their meetings.  Previously, FGC hosted several meeting websites through Quaker Cloud.  That service, which will end at the end of 2023, was a useful tool…

Quaker Leadership Conference & FGC Fall Online Consultation

by Barry Crossno Earlham School of Religion (ESR) recently held the Quaker Leadership Conference at their campus in Richmond, Indiana.  With many Quaker meetings and churches discerning how to live into a COVID endemic age, bringing Quaker leadership together to talk about this and other issues was timely and important.  There were Friends from across…

Meet the Staff: nova george and Johanna Jackson

Thanks to the generosity of donors to FGC’s Gathering Together campaign, our community has been enriched by two new staff members.

The Vitality of Now

In considering a theme our upcoming 2022 Impact Report, FGC reflected on what the past year looked like. Amid the challenges, we kept seeing vitality emerge. We saw it in the Gathering Anew focus groups, the Quakers Uprooting Racism Cohort, Young Adult and Youth Programming, outreach to newcomers, and meeting collaborations. We saw The Vitality…

Announcing the 2023 FGC Staff Retreat

Dear Friends, The staff of Friends General Conference will be participating in the work of team building, knowledge sharing, orientation, and visioning for the future at the 2023 FGC Staff Retreat from March 6 through March 9, 2023. Though FGC staff members will respond to your messages as soon as they can, please expect delays…

Finding Quaker Community

Colby was raised Quaker, and attended different meetings through high school and college. He found “it hard to invest deeply as one of only a few young Friends there.”


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