World Quaker Day is October 4, 2015

FWCC invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate World Quaker Day (WQD) on October 4, 2015.

We would also like to encourage Friends to share what their community did to celebrate World Quaker Day, whether it be a brief description, a poem written for the occasion, any photos or videos taken that day, or anything that can be shared to show others what your Meeting or Church did. These submissions will be posted on the website. You can submit these by emailing us, posting them to the FWCC World Office Facebook page, or tweeting at us. Don't forget to use the hashtag #wqd on all social media!

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The theme Living the Transformation looks forward to the FWCC World Plenary Meeting, which will be held in Peru in January 2016.

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What do Quakers mean, "programmed" or "unprogrammed" worship?

A variety of Quakers explain what is important to them about their own form of worship.


Why worship with different Friends?

Our clerk, Benigno Sanchez-Eppler, explains how FWCC's work of bridging divides has enriched his spiritual life in this new QuakerSpeak video.

Watch for more QuakerSpeak videos featuring FWCC soon!


World Plenary Meeting in Peru 2016

The FWCC World Plenary Meeting will include consultations on issues affecting Friends in the next 20 years, leading up to FWCCs 100th anniversary in 2037.
Watch the invitational video!

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New Staff at FWCC

FWCC Staff

Blythe Davenport has joined FWCC as the new Coordinator for Communications and Administration. Hye Sung Gehring will serve as Coordinator for Events and Engagement. Evan Draper has taken on the role of Development Assistant. Robin Mohr continues as Executive Secretary. For more information about all of them, visit our Staff page.


Weaving the Tapestry 2015-2020

What does the Religious Society of Friends need from a Friends World Committee in the 21st century? After a year of consideration and hours of consultation, the Executive Committee is pleased to share the new strategic plan for the Section of the Americas, "Weaving the Tapestry 2015-2020", in English and Spanish.

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  • Increasing intervisitation across all the cultural barriers among Friends
  • Better training of Representatives to be bridges among Friends,
  • Exploring alternative funding streams as we move toward our vision:

    An integrated and thriving network of Friends
    from the Arctic to the Andes,
    woven together in transformational faith,
    learning to love, listen and witness.

    Read "Weaving the Tapestry 2015-2020" here>>


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