In 2019, FGC is nurturing vibrant journeys of faith for Friends and spiritual seekers in a number of ways. Explore opportunities for faith and fellowship!
Check this page throughout the year for updates and new events.
Watch a video overview to learn about the many ways Friends General Conference is nurturing the spiritual life of Friends:
FGC Gathering 2019: Peace in our Hearts, Justice in the World
Over 820 Friends from around the world came together June 30th to July 6th, 2019 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA for a week of workshops, worship, and community for all ages.
NEW! The theme for next year's FGC Gathering is...Way Will Open
Co-Clerks Pasty and Tony Martin announced that the 2020 FGC Gathering will take place June 28 - July 4, 2020 at Radford University in Radford, VA, and will be hosted by Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
FGC's Institutional Assessment on Systemic Racism
In October 2018, FGC's governing body approved a minute to move forward with recommendations from the Institutional Assessment on Racism. The Central Committee approved the creation of an Implementation Group, to guide the transformation of FGC into an anti-racist organization. Additionally, FGC has committed to confront and heal white supremacy within our organization and among FGC Friends, and to model anti-racism as we support the work of the Implementation Group.
The approved minute included the following query:
Central Committee resolves that in all FGC decision-making processes beginning with the Fiscal Year 2019 budget, each body shall answer the following query with respect to each decision, “How does this decision support FGC in its goal to transform into an actively anti-racist faith community?”.
- Read the report and recommendations brought forward by the Task Force
- Follow the latest updates about the Institutional Assessment in our News section
- Learn more about how the Assessment began
Explore new & classic books and pamphlets, and order resources for your Quaker meeting or church at QuakerBooks.org.
- Build a library at your Quaker meeting with our Meetinghouse Bookshelf collection
- Start a book club with the help of Meeting for Reading
- Nurture the spiritual lives of children through materials from Faith & Play™ Stories
Religious Education and Personal transformation
Ignite the fire within or blaze a new spiritual trail with opportunities for religious education and personal transformation in 2019!
- Deepen your spiritual journey as part of an online community through Spiritual Deepening eRetreats
- NEW! Spiritual Deepening Library 2.0 is now available. Explore our library of FREE activities and resources for you and your Quaker meeting or church.
- Work for equity and justice through self and social transformation by attending the White Privilege Conference with FGC Friends
- Create intergenerational community with the Build It! Toolkit
Stay up-to-date with our latest opportunities!