The Beloved Community eRetreat invites you to explore and practice what it means to live into Beloved Community, the ways we are called to recognize patterns of marginalization and exclusion and to act toward justice, and tools for transforming and vitalizing our meetings and communities. &n
Each week, the eRetreat program offers a new topic with videos, essays, quotations, and activities for you to explore and go deeper.
Who is a Spiritual Deepening eRetreat for? Do I have to be a Quaker to partcipate? What is the time commitment? What is the technology requirement? How much does it cost?
There are Quaker organizations around the United States and Canada, from monthly meetings to larger advocacy not-for-profit companies, working to build right relationship with Native peoples. Click on the titles below to learn more.
Welcoming Friends support the meeting community in warmly and effectively engaging newcomers. For many newcomers, obtaining a working understanding of Quaker faith and practice requires immersion in a community that is spiritually grounded, open, and inviting.
Welcoming Friends are aware of and sensitive to issues of bias, racism, and other divisions that can be barriers to full participation in our meetings and our society.
Welcoming Friends serve as a gateway for newcomers into a Quaker community, offering spiritual hospitality, helping build relationships, and attending to the varying needs of newcomers.
Welcoming Friends help newcomers learn how to encounter and go deeper into Quaker practice and faith and serve as a person of whom a newcomer might ask questions and from whom they might seek spiritual nurture.
FGC's (non-Quaker) Communications Manager shares her tips on attending the Gathering as a "friends of Friends." "The Gathering is much more than 'Quaker summer camp.' It's a week of Quaker worship, workshops, and community for all ages...and attenders of all backgrounds. That's right - you don't have to be a Quaker to enjoy the FGC Gathering!"