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Quaker Organizations

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Frederick Friends Meeting is connected to Quaker and Quaker-affiliated organizations both within the mid-Atlantic region and around the United States and the world. Here are a collection of links to those organizations.

Regional and Umbrella Organizations

Peace and Social Concerns

  • Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): A network of volunteers, initially supported by Quakers, running workshops for anyone who wants to find ways of resolving conflict without resorting to violence.
  • American Friends Service Committee (AFSC): A Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
  • Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT): An ecumenical network of Christians waging nonviolent direct action to confront systems of violence and oppression.
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): A nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy lobby connecting historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues.
  • Friends Peace Teams Project: A Spirit-led organization working around the world to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict to create programs for peacebuilding, healing and reconciliation.
  • Quaker Bolivia Link: An international, non-sectarian development organization guided by Quaker principles and dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia.
  • Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO): A Quaker presence at the U.N. representing Friends' concerns for global peace and justice to the international community.
  • Right Sharing of World Resources: A Quaker micro-credit organization that supports grassroots income-generating projects in developing countries, led by women, many of whom are making less than a dollar a day.

Conference and Retreat Centers

  • Pendle Hill: A Quaker study, retreat, and conference center that seeks to transform lives and foster peace with justice in the world.
  • Friends Wilderness Center: A place of peace and tranquility within a unique 1,400-acre wilderness preserve and spiritual sanctuary on the western side of the Blue Ridge mountains.
  • William Penn House: A Quaker center on Capitol Hill that engages people from all walks of life with issues of peace, reconciliation, social and economic justice, and environmental awareness, through inward reflection, hands-on experience, education, and community building.

Youth and Education