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…

Special FWCC Pisac Travel Appeal

Our experience with the World Plenary Meeting exceeded all expectations. This gathering was extraordinary in that Friends were remarkably open to each other and expressed a longing to discover ways to work together in the world across traditions. The participation of over 90 Young Adult Friends brought a fresh energy, encouraging us as Friends to … Read more…

Videos and slideshow about the FWCC World Plenary

The World Plenary Epistle has been recorded as a voiceover to a video about the World Plenary in both English and Spanish. View the English Version View the Spanish Version There is also a slideshow in three different sizes for you to download. Links to the slideshow: Small Medium Large

Living Sustainably and Sustaining Life on Earth – The Minute from the Plenary

IRM 16-20. Sustainability. The Consultation on Sustainability, facilitated by Jonathan Woolley (Mexico City MM/Pacific YM; Staff, QUNO-Geneva), Rachel Madenyika (Staff, QUNO-NY), and Charlotte Gordon (Aotearoa/New Zealand YM) have presented a minute for our consideration: Living Sustainably and Sustaining Life on Earth The Light of Christ has inspired Quakers throughout the generations. As we gather together … Read more…