The Friends World Committee for Consultation fosters fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship.

Mission

Answering God's call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world.

Vision

We envision a thriving and integrated network of Friends from the Arctic to the Andes, woven together in transformative faith, learning to love, listen, and witness.

History

1937 Friends World Conference in Philadelphia

In 1937, after years of concerned work to reconnect a fragmented Quaker world, the Second World Conference of Friends created the FWCC "to act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over."

In the 1970s the Section of the Americas held a hemispheric conference entitled "Friends in the Americas." The conference provided an opportunity for Latin American Friends to become better acquainted and discuss areas of shared interest and concern. As a result, the Section quickly decided to support forming a group known as Comité Organizador de los Amigos Latinoamericanos (Organizing Committee of Latin American Friends).

Over the decades, groups of Friends and Yearly Meetings from many countries have joined and transformed what was an organizing committee into what is now the Comité de los Amigos Latinoamericanos (Committee of Latin American Friends, or COAL).

Today, Friends from yearly meetings and groups in 56 nations continue this work. Around the world there are four cooperating, autonomous FWCC Sections serving Africa, the Americas, Asia & the West Pacific, and Europe & the Middle East. FWCC's World Office is in London.


Affiliated Programs

Quaker United Nations Offices

Quaker United Nations Offices

Quaker United Nations Offices in New York and Geneva hold consultative status as Non-Governmental Organizations at the United Nations through FWCC’s World Office. Staff in each location seek to support and forward the humanitarian and peace work of the United Nations.

Quaker U.N. Office New York

Andrew Tomlinson, Director & Quaker UN Representative
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 682-2745
qunony@afsc.org

Quaker House—Geneva

David Atwood, Quaker UN Representative
13 Ave du Mervelet
CH-1209 Geneva,
SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 (22) 748-4800
quno@quno.ch

Friends Committee on Scouting

Friends Committee on Scouting serves to encourage and promote the faith, history and testimonies of Friends through religious education programs for members of the Scout and Girl Scout/Guide movements as well as for members of Camp Fire USA. Friends Committee on Scouting also represents the Religious Society of Friends to various national and internatinal Scout and Girl Scout/Guide organizations and provides networking opportunities for Quaker members of Scouting and Girl Scouting/Guiding.

Luanne Hagee, Clerk
clerk@quakerscouting.org

Elizabeth Ann Bogert Fund

This memorial fund supports the study and practice of Christian mysticism, with grants of up to $1,000 to selected individuals, groups or institutions. For an application or more information, email Secretary Ken Henke at kenneth.henke@ptsem.edu. You may also mail to:

Ken Henke
Princeton Seminary Library
25 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 USA


Meet FWCC

Discover the leadership team of Friends World Committee for Consultation.