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

Gretchen Castle, FWCC General Secretary, steps down after eight years of service in November 2021

Gretchen Castle, who has been FWCC’s General Secretary since 2012, is stepping down. To guide FWCC through the impacts of the coronavirus, she will stay in post until November 2021.  Read Gretchen’s reflection on her time at FWCC to Friends world wide. Read the FWCC Clerk’s, letter of acknowledgement of Gretchen’s resignation. To find the … Read more

Former FWCC Clerk celebrates 100th Birthday

On the 5th of February 2020, Joe Haughton, the former FWCC Clerk turned 100 years old. Joe served as FWCC Clerk for half a decade from 1980 -1985. Celebrating birthdays such as Joe’s reminds FWCC that we are so grateful to the wonderful Friends who have offered service to our family of Friends around the … Read more

International Day of Peace Statement, 2019

Every year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This year, Quakers joined 100+  peace building organizations in order to call on governments and the international community to: Move from commitments to action on peace in the 2030 Agenda across the three pillars of UN (human rights, peace and … Read more

FWCC Young Adult Friends Development Fund

Friends World Committee for Consultation is happy to announce the availability of the new Young Adult Friends Development Fund.  The Fund has been created from Quaker Youth Pilgrimage monies, and we hope it will generate similarly powerful experiences of deep spiritual connection and encouragement for Young Adult Friends. Please consider applying for events and projects … Read more

Rwanda Fundraising Appeal report

In May, Rwanda Yearly Meeting signed a contract with a construction company to purchase and install all the 35 lightning rods that were required by government decree. Unfortunately, the company had to import the material from China and this took more time than expected, but the installation is now 70% complete. Cecile Nyiramana, Clerk of Rwanda … Read more

FWCC joins Multi-Faith ‘Living the Change’ sustainable living initiative, representing Quakers worldwide

FWCC is working in partnership with a global community of religious and spiritual institutions including Interfaith, Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim networks, and sustainable consumption experts, to champion sustainable living. ‘Living the Change’ was initiated at the UN Climate Conference in 2017 by the US-based multi-faith organisation, GreenFaith. As people of faith, many Quakers are … Read more

Statement to the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice – 27th Session, May 2018

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (Quakers) support the expanded use of restorative methods within criminal justice systems. We applaud the work of the expert group and welcome their report. Whereas traditional criminal justice responds by punishing offences against the law, restorative justice seeks ways to repair the harm caused. Criminal behaviour almost always comprises … Read more