A message from the Africa Section

Following what happened in Manchester, United Kingdom, in July 2017 FWCC received the following message from the Africa Section: Our hearts go out to Friends in the UK, EMES following the disheartening attack on the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena. We are deeply saddened by loss of innocent lives. Friends in Africa and especially … Read more…

Save the Date: 01 October 2017 is World Quaker Day

“Save the Date” message from Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of FWCC: 01 October 2017 is #WorldQuakerDay2017:   “Hi, I’m Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation. And today I want to remind you to save the date for World Quaker Day which is October 1st. And the theme of it is “Gathering … Read more…

Peacebuilding Statement for International Day of Peace

To mark the International Day of Peace, FWCC, QUNO and peacebuilding organisations from around the world have issued a shared statement to UN member states on the importance of embracing the new global framework for peace. Over the last year, states have made significant new commitments to addressing the root causes of conflict and displacement, in … Read more…

Gretchen Castle addresses Valley Mills Friends Meeting

Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of Friends World Committee for Consultation, addresses the church where her father, David Castle, served as pastor. She was the keynote speaker at the celebration of the centenary of the naming of Valley Mills Friends Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. Gretchen reflects on what she learned as a young person attending Valley Mills.

Easter Reflection

by Gretchen Castle Elizabeth O’Connor, in Call to Commitment writes: The world may be fearful and anxious and weary, but we are not weighted by that world. We are following One who has unfathomable resources and One who makes them available to us and who says, “You must set new norms for life so that … Read more…