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The World Quaker Web Site
The most comprehensive on-line collection of Quaker writings, history, organizations and other things Quaker.

Quaker Information Center
The Quaker Information Center works on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends to answer questions from Friends and non-Friends alike, directing inquirers to information and resources from and about the Society of Friends. It is a service of the Earlham School of Religion.

Quaker Quaker
A community of Friends & Seekers exploring the Quaker way in today's world. Podcasts, forums, videos, photos. Plainness, ministry, outreach. Watching the videos, you can get a sense of the range of perspectives on many topics of interest to Quakers.

A weekly video series, each focused on a particular topic relevant to Quakerism, based on interviews with modern Friends.

Religious Society of Friends

Quaker Community at Haverford College

QuaC is Haverford College's Quaker student group (although it welcomes Bryn Mawr members with open arms). It is open to all students, regardless of religous or spiritual affiliation. QuaC hosts a wide variety of events throughout the semester including retreats, talks, and times to just get together and socialize.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM) is a Quaker faith community, an association of 103 Quaker meetings (in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Maryland) and an organization - all working together to nurture Quaker faith and practice. Learn about PYM Quakers, how we are organized, PYM news and events, how we express our faith in action, and PYM resources available to help individuals, communities and the world.

Friends General Conference
FGC is an association of regional Quaker organizations primarily in the United States and Canada comprised of 14 Yearly Meetings and Regional Groups and a few individual Meetings practicing in the unprogrammed tradition (without clergy or ritual). FGC continues to sponsor an annual Gathering of Friends. This website includes information about the FGC's mission and work, up-coming conferences, an on-line bookstore, and a library of publications available on-line.

Friends World Committee for Consultation
, Section of the Americas

Friends World Committee for Consultation encourages 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. FWCC Section of the Americas offers programs that unite Friends across the hemisphere through Spirit-led fellowship.


Friends School Haverford
Founded by, and still "under the care" of, our Meeting, Friends School Haverford provides an intellectually rich program to an intentionally diverse school family comprised of toddlers through middle schoolers. Guided by Quaker principles, it promotes academic scholarship, creativity, respect, integrity, and self-awareness with a commitment to creating a culture of stewardship and kindness. The School Committee (the school's board of directors) includes at least five members of our Meeting.

Pendle Hill
A nearby Quaker study, retreat, and conference center welcoming all for Spirit-led learning and community. Pendle Hill provides resident education programs, weekend workshops, events, personal retreats, a range of publications on Quaker topics. Pendle Hill live streams many lectures and events and archives the videos on their website.

Peace and Service

American Friends Service Committee
A Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, AFSC nurtures the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

Quaker United Nations Offices
A Quaker presence at the United Nations, representing Friends’ concerns for global peace and justice to the international community. QUNO staff work with people in the UN, multilateral organisations, government delegations, and non-governmental organisations, to achieve changes in international standards and practice. Quakers are known for speaking out against injustice and war. We envision of a world in which peace and justice prevail.

Friends Committee on National Legislation
A Quaker lobby, based in Washington, DC, seeking a world free of war and the threat of war, a society with equity and justice for all, a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled, and an earth restored. FCNL gets to the root of problems by changing the systems and policies that drive them. Congress has immense power to effect positive change. It's FCNL's job to make sure they use it.

Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Work for a Better World
We express our faith in action, supporting each other and our witness in the world. We stand alongside people who face injustice, violence and disadvantage. Our work is pioneering and inspiring, and we show how the Quaker way can change attitudes and open possibilities.

We donate our time and money to support the work of Philabundance. It seeks to drive hunger from our communities today and end hunger forever. Philabundance provides food to approximately 90,000 people per week – of which 30% are children and 15% are senior citizens – through its network of nearly 400 member agencies including food cupboards, shelters, emergency kitchens and more.

Resources for Those In Need

Addiction Resource
Information on substance addition, how to find treatment options, how insurance can cover their cost, and a free toll-free hotline.