Job Opportunities at the Quaker United Nations Office, New York

The Quaker United Nations Office in New York has two vacancies; a Quaker UN Representative and an Outreach & Development Officer Quaker UN Representative QUNO’s New York office is hiring for the position of Quaker UN Representative to join our representation team at the United Nations. This Representative position functions as a senior member of the … Read more

Tribute to Gladys Kangahi

Tribute to Gladys Kangahi By Marian Baker, A Friend from New England Yearly Meeting who travelled widely across Africa. What a blessing it has been to have known Gladys for many years. She has been a true woman of substance.  During an oral interview with her several months ago, as part of the Africa Quaker … Read more

Quaker Conversations #9: Do we serve the economy or does the economy serve us?

On Saturday 10th April 2021 Joachim Monkelbaan, the representative for Sustainable and Just Economic Systems at Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, and Friends around the world as we asked: ‘Do we serve the economy or does the economy serve us?’. The Quaker Conversations began in June 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic where FWCC wanted … Read more

Protecting God’s Creation: join Quakers around the world in climate action

In November this year, the UN Conference on Climate Change – COP26 – is taking place in Glasgow, UK. The conference brings together heads of state, climate experts and campaigners to agree how countries should tackle the climate crisis. Leading up to and during the conference, Quakers around Britain will be taking action to put … Read more

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