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…

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

Versión en español Download the bilingual version (PDF) 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 … Read more…

FWCC Divests from Fossil Fuels

Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) announces that it has divested from fossil fuel companies, following a June 2015 decision of its Central Executive Committee. The money divested from fossil fuels has been redirected to a fund supporting wind energy projects. The organisation, headquartered in London, represents some 400,000 Quakers in meetings and churches organisations in 87 countries.

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