Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice


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.

Vital Friends April 2017: FGC goes green with the Friends Meeting House Fund, an Earth Day-themed reading list from QuakerBooks & More, a resource for parents promoting sustainability in their families, and an interview with upcoming Gathering plenary speaker and clerk of New York Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Working Group Pamela Boyce Simms.
FGC News | April 11th 2017
How can we become more conscious of the impact we have on the natural world in our day-to-day decisions? What can we do to achieve unity with the Earth? Environmental activist Pamela Boyce Simms draws from her experiences as a Buddhist-Quaker to offer her suggestions for achieving oneness with our planet.
| April 5th 2017
In this issue, QuakerBooks & More celebrates women's history. Plus - Ellen Michaud reviews Praying for Justice, and 20 Books for 20 Bucks offers Friends a chance to buy 20 exceptional books for a great price.
FGC News | March 28th 2017
Vital Friends March 2017: In this issue, FGC's General Secretary shares important updates about the FGC Gathering. Plus - we're lifting up two opportunities to challenge racism and build community and an invitation to deepen your spiritual life with FGC through the Spiritual Deepening Program eRetreat.
FGC News | March 28th 2017
We are excited to announce a new member to our staff at FGC. On March 27th, FGC welcomed Elizabeth Piersol Schmidt as the new Conference and Events Associate. She succeeds Susan Lee Barton, who has been promoted to Administrative Associate.
FGC News | March 28th 2017
News and resources from the world of Friends for the March 2017 edition of the Vital Friends eNewsletter of FGC.
Quaker News | February 28th 2017
FGC's General Secretary Barry Crossno shares a summary of the actions that have been taken since the 2016 FGC Gathering to ensure that our annual summer Gathering is welcoming and enjoyable for everyone who attends.
FGC News | February 17th 2017
In this issue, LVM Shelton reviews The Third Reconstruction. Plus - children's books on the African American experience and a biography of the first African American woman to publish and edit a newspaper!
| February 10th 2017
In this issue: Discover FGC's Ministry on Racism program and books for children about the African American experience. Plus - a powerful reflection on the White Privilege Conference and an update about FGC's Institutional Assessment. 
FGC News | February 3rd 2017

LVM Shelton, a member of  Plainfield Meeting in Vermont, is known to many for her work with FGC's Central Committee and the Committee for Nurturing Ministries.

| January 31st 2017