Here you will find news items of interest about FGC. We will also feature news items from other Quaker Organizations in the United States and Canada at their request.
For many people, the phrase "white supremacy" conjures up thoughts of men in white hoods burning crosses and hate groups taking to the streets and social media to proclaim messages of racial prejudice and violence. But the phrase doesn't only refer to a group of people obsessed with promoting a hateful worldview - it identifies a way of thinking that has an impact on society at the systemic and cultural level.
As the season for Friends to gather across the U.S. and Canada for annual sessions comes to an end for this year, we encourage Friends to read the highlights and epistles of FGC's affiliated Yearly Meetings.
Friends General Conference will present its annual FGC Gathering of Friends from June 30th to July 6th at the Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA. We'll be adding important updates and information to this page throughout the week, so check back often!
Want to share your Gathering experience on social media, or see updates from F/friends during the week? Add the hashtag #FGCGathering2019 in your postings!
During this year's FGC Gathering in Grinnell, IA (June 30th to July 6th), the Institutional Assessment Working Group and the Ministry on Racism are offering a series of opportunities for Friends to think, learn, and share about the spiritual leading to address issues of systemic racism and white supremacy in our beloved faith community.
Have you ever been to an FGC Summer Gathering where there hasn't been a Couple Enrichment workshop? The answer should be "no", unless you've been attending the Gathering for more than 50 years!
Good things are happening here at FGC! Keep reading to learn about new resources, events, and updates about FGC programs.
Are you seeking opportunities to connect with Friends of Color?
Do you feel called to live more sustainably?
Do you want to learn strategies for spirit-led social justice witness?
The 2019 FGC Gathering can help!
Vital Friends is FGC's monthly eNewsletter that shares news, resources, and announcements with Friends. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.
The 2019 FGC Gathering begins Sunday, June 30th, 2019. This year's theme is Peace In Our Hearts, Justice in the World.