Join Friends In Mexico!

For the first time since 2006, the Friends World Committee will hold its Americas Section Meeting in Latin America. The Section Meeting brings together representatives from yearly meetings across the Western Hemisphere to do the business of FWCC, but it's also an incubator for connections between the different families of Friends.

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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.

    hands weaving
  • 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>>

 

Quaker Youth Pilgrims in the Andes

In a historic first, the Quaker Youth Pilgrimage traveled through Peru and Bolivia, the centers of South American Quakerism. Twenty-six 16-19 year-olds from seven countries traveled together this July and explore their faith as Friends.

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Let the Living Water Flow!
¡Que Fluya el Agua Viva!

Our four Living Water regional consultations were a tremendous success, each with over 100 participants representing over a dozen different yearly meetings and groups of Friends. Find out how these Friends learned new skills and affirmed our mutual Quaker identity at the events.

Study Book now online. Download here. [241kb pdf]
Read more about the 2014 consultations>>
Read more about the El Salvador Consultation>>

 

2012 Map Finding Quakers Around the World now available online

2012_mapMembership statistics are ever-changing and each yearly meeting counts their numbers by a different formula, but by our best estimates, the number of Quakers in the world has grown by almost 40,000 members, or about 12% since the last published map in 2007.

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