On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all.

On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all. The 45th session of the Human Rights Council began on 14 September and lasts until 7 October 2020. The Human … Read more

The Time is Now: Re-commit to Peace

A shared statement by peacebuilding organizations International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020 Monday 21st of September marks International Day of Peace in 2020. This year, FWCC, along with QUNO, along with over 170 peacebuilding organizations have signed a shared statement which calls on governments to continue to take the following steps:   Mainstream peace in the response … Read more

Varying Quaker Ways of Worship

Friends worldwide come together to worship, but the means of expressing and celebrating our love of God varies between Quaker communities, countries, and traditions.  At FWCC we work to connect Friends across the branches, which means we hope to deepen our understanding of our differences. In the short video series below, Gretchen Castle, General Secretary of FWCC, was joined by Friends from the four FWCC sections (Europe and Middle East Section, Section of … Read more

Remembering the first World Conference of Friends then and now

Tim Gee, a British Quaker, shares his reflections on the first World Conference of Friends in 1920, and what it allows him to explore in 2020 for  ‘Peace, Environment, and the Kingdom of Heaven.’ World Conference of Friends, 1920During the lockdown, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I don’t have access to a library, but … Read more

Sustainability programme updates

The sustainabilty programme at FWCC has been active since the Pisac Minute in 2016 which called on Friends to divest from fossil fuels, share stories of the human impacts of climate change concertedly as a family of friends. Since then, we have collected case studies, shared stories, divested from fossil fuels, collected a resources hub … Read more

Quakers Helping Quakers

Friends in the Africa Section have collaborated and are inviting Friends around the world to contribute to Quaker run hospitals and clinics during the COVID-19 epidemic. Read through the the African Friend’s collaboration letter and the FWCC cover letter below for more detail. To the Friends of Friends All Over the World Dear Friends, REF: … Read more

An Interfaith Earth Day message in times of Covid 19 and Climate Emergency A statement from the Interfaith Liaison Committee (ILC) with regards to the COP26 postponement ”As faith-based organisations and movements calling for fair and just policies able to tackle the climate emergency, we understand and support the UNFCCC decision to postpone COP26 in … Read more

A Prayer for Our Time

Dear God, You know we are created for community, not confinement.  We are greatly challenged in this time of isolation. Help us find new ways to create community and to retain the love that gives us life. Thank you for technology that helps us continue to accompany one another around the world in work and … Read more