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Here are a few Quaker affiliated organizations working in support of our testimonies.

Regional and Umbrella Organizations

Peace and Social Concerns

  • Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): A network of volunteers, initially supported by Quakers, running workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence.
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): A Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): A nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy lobby connecting historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues.
  • Friends Peace Teams Project: A Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation.
  • Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW): Seeking emerging insights into right relationship
    with Earth and unity with nature.
  • Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO): A Quaker presence at the U.N. representing Friends' concerns for global peace and justice to the international community.
  • Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR): A Quaker micro-credit organization that supports grassroots income-generating projects in developing countries, led by women, many of whom are making less than a dollar a day.

Conference and Retreat Centers

  • Pendle Hill: A Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to transform lives and foster peace with justice in the world.
  • Powell House: The Quaker conference and retreat center of the New York Yearly Meeting, located in Old Chatham, New York.
  • William Penn House: A Quaker center on Capitol Hill that engages people from all walks of life with issues of peace, reconciliation, social and economic justice, and environmental awareness, through inward reflection, hands-on experience, education, and community building.

Youth / Education / Service

  • Connecticut Friends School (CFS): A Preschool for children ages 2-5 Under the care of Wilton Monthly Meeting.
  • Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS): A placement organization for Friends seeking to participate in Spirit-led service communities in the U.S.
  • Youth Services Opportunity ProjectYSOP engages youth, college students and adults in meaningful service experiences through an innovative program that combines an orientation to the issues, hands on volunteer work and reflection. 

Media

  • Friends Journal: Quaker Thought and Life Today. An independent magazine serving the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Quakerbooks: The bookstore of FGC carrying books, pamphlets, ebooks, CDs, and DVD’s that inform Quakers.
  • QuakerSpeak: A Quaker YouTube channel of  interviews of Friends of all different backgrounds who answer the core questions of our faith.
  • Pendle Hill Bookstore: Pamphlets arising from the author’s spiritual experience, religious concern, or special knowledge of an important contemporary theme.
  • QuakerQuakerPrimitive Christianity Revived, Again: Forums, Blogs, Events, Videos, etc. 

Aging

  • Aging Resources Consultation and Help (ARCH): A program of New York Yearly Meeting that connects our older and differently abled f/Friends with the care they need.
  • Friends Services Alliance (FSA): A national professional association of values-aligned organizations that serve seniors. A list of member organizations is available on their website. 
  • Quaker Aging Resources: New York Yearly Meeting & Philadelphia Yearly Meeting organization to assist Meetings and individuals in responding to the needs of aging Friends including age related changes, chronic illness or disability.
  • Quaker Nursing/Retirement Homes: A list of Nursing/Retirement Homes on the Quaker.org website. 

Resources

  • Quaker.org: A website maintained by Freinds Journal that includes links to Quaker organizations, meetings, writings, history , genealogy, businesses, and more. 
  • Quaker Information Center: A gateway to Quakerism maintained by the Earlham School of Religion.
  • QuakerInfo.com: An online source for information on the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

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