Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
The roots of Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting date back to the 19th century, but this yearly meeting is still evolving and eager to revitalize and reflect on the role it plays in the lives of Friends in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.
When Marta Rusek first came to FGC as a Communications Fellow in 2014, she had never worked with Quakers before. Today, she considers her time working with Friends and Quaker meetings as one of the highlights of her Communications career.
We are excited to share two important staff changes at FGC. Current Development Manager Allison Letts will become FGC’s Database Manager, and current Development Associate Musa Hamideh will transition into the Development Manger role.
In this issue, Ellen's Review Corner features Syria Burning, CIRC shares books from different faith perspectives, and Parker Palmer recommends Rufus Jones: Essential Writings.
Northern Yearly Meeting is our featured FGC Yearly Meeting and our new Ministry on Racism Support Specialist reflects on her experience at a Moral Monday event. Plus: fun community-building activities for your meeting!
Monday September 12th, 200 low wage workers, faith leaders and activists stood on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, demanding that our elected representatives take action against injustice. Speakers from organizations dedicated to immigration, labor, environmental, education and prison justice testified to how their lives have been impacted by our racist criminal justice system, environmental destruction, low wages, corporate greed, education underfunding and an immigration system that separates families and exploits workers.
Northern Yearly Meeting is one a fairly young yearly meeting, only forty-one years old. This gives them the unique position of having some of their founders as community elders. Northern Yearly Meeting covers a wide geographic region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Beyond just new in years, Northern Yearly Meeting could be defined by its youthful vitality.
Vanessa Julye is the Ministry on Racism Program Coordinator and the Youth Ministries Program Coordinator at FGC. She first worked with FGC as a volunteer in 1994, she has been an FGC staff member for eleven years. In her time working for FGC she has been excited to see how the instigation of a Pre-Gathering People of Color retreat has built support for People of Color at Gathering. She has been deeply encouraged by the work FGC has taken up with the White Privilege Conference (WPC) supporting Quakers in their attendance to this important event.
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