Friends General Conference welcomes Pim Halka to staff! Ze will join the Gathering team as Online Events Associate.
You may know that I grew up in the Jewish tradition and became a convinced Friend in 2000. One continuing exploration for me is discovering how and where my faith traditions overlap. My work on the Pandemic Policy Working Group is one of those places. In Hebrew a good deed is called a mitzvah. It’s…
I don’t know about you but I spend a lot of my time thinking about COVID and doing risk assessment. Should I send my kids to school? Should we cancel the family reunion? Should I stock up on masks, at-home test kits, and toilet paper? The risk assessment feels like a chaotic continuing exploration because…
One of the “Quaker things” that has deep meaning for me is our expectation of continuing revelation. I’ve always resonated with the idea that the Divine and the earthly are in a perpetual state of continuing revelation. I believe that we must pay attention, listen, and be open to transformation if we trust in continuing…
A special COVID working group has been approved to create a COVID Health and Safety policy for all FGC in-person events, including the Gathering.
Please enjoy this video introducing our Gathering clerks for this year.
Way Will Open is not a passive thing that happens to us. We must seek it, listen for it, be in relationship with the Divine and with one another, and act faithfully.
Living into FGC’s commitment to become an anti-racist faith community, the Gathering’s Workshop Committee co-clerks and Conference Coordinator want to share a stumble we made along the way.
Our High School and Junior Gathering Committees spent much of the summer reflecting on 2020 Virtual Gathering and taking note of areas to grow this year.
The 2021 FGC Gathering “Way Will Open” will be held online, June 27 – July 3, and not in person.
FGC’s Conference Coordinator Lori Piñeiro Sinitzky describes what it was like to transform the FGC Gathering from an in-person event to a virtual experience.
FGC is pleased to announce that for a limited time, Friends can watch Valarie Kaur’s inspiring presentation from the 2020 FGC Virtual Gathering!