Epistles from Quaker groups from around the world

FWCC is pleased to post Epistles we receive.

Project workshopAn Epistle articulates a collective sense of experience and how God has moved among Friends during a gathering, be it a yearly meeting session or an FWCC Section meeting, or a Young Friends gathering. It is approved by that group during a meeting for business. It is typically shared with yearly meetings so that they might read some of them out in meeting or publish some for people to read. It was historically, and continues to be, an important way for Friends and others to learn about each other in that which is eternal. They help us appreciate that we are part of a world family of Friends.

Epistles have potential to facilitate understanding among Friends, and in this light, we ask that you read Epistles with an open mind and heart.

If your Epistle doesn’t appear here, please send it to FWCC by email.

World Plenary Meeting Epistle 2016 English (19-27 January 2016)
Epístola de la Reunión Plenaria Mundial 2016 Español (19-27 de enero de 2016)

Most Recent Epistles Received

Alaska YM (2013)
Alaska Friends Conference (28-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 131kb)
Aotearoa/New Zealand YM (15-18 July 2016) (.pdf, 69kb)
Australia YM (8-15 July 2017) (.pdf, 533kb)
Baltimore YM (1-7 August 2016) (.pdf, 176kb)
Belgium and Luxembourg YM (12-14 May 2017) (.pdf, 49kb)
Bhopal YM (9 February 2014)
Britain YM (27-30 May 2016) (.pdf, 140kb)

Canadian YM (5-13 August 2016) (.pdf, 254kb)
Central and Southern Africa YM
 (27 April-3 May 2016) (.pdf, 46kb)
Central European Gathering (18-21 May 2017) (.pdf, 338kb)
Cuba YM (21 February 2016) (.pdf, 219kb)
Denmark YM (2-3 April 2016) (.pdf, 102kb)
East Africa YM (4 September 2012)
Europe & Middle East Young Friends Spring Gathering (10-17 April 2017) (.pdf, 42kb)
Europe & Middle East Young Friends All-Age Gathering (30 July-6 August 2016) (.pdf, 275kb)
Fellowship of Friends of African Descent Annual Gathering (12-14 August 2016) (.pdf, 137kb)
FWCC Europe and Middle East Section (4-7 May 2017) (.pdf, 44kb)
France YM (28-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 118kb)
Friends Association for Higher Education (18-21 June 2015) (.pdf, 95kb)
German YM (13-16 October 2016) (.pdfs) English / Francais / Deutsch
Great Plains YM (4-6 June 2015) (.pdf, 235kb)
Illinois YM (21–25 June 2017) (.pdf, 161kb)
Indiana YM (28-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 217kb)
Intermountain YM (11-18 June 2017) (.pdf, 431kb)
Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative) (26-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 213kb)
Ireland YM (20-23 April 2017) (.pdf, 288 kb)
Japan YM (19-20 November 2016) (.pdf, 111kb)
Lake Erie YM (28-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 79.1kb)
Nairobi YM (17-21 August 2016) (.pdf, 69kb)
Netherlands YM (3-5 June 2016) (.pdf, 190kb)
New England YM (6-11 August 2016) (.pdf, 1980 kb)
New York YM (24-30 July 2016) (.pdf, 63kb)
Nordic Gathering (29 June-2 July 2017) (.pdf, 167kb)
North Carolina YM (Conservative) (13-16 July 2017) (.pdf, 1.28mb)
Northern YM (27-30 May 2016) (.pdf. 59kb)
North Pacific YM (13-17 July 2016) (.pdf, 38kb)
Northwest YM (21-25 July 2013)
Norway YM (23-26 June 2016) (.pdf, 41kb)

Ohio Valley YM (14-18 June 2017) (.pdf, 260kb)
Pacific YM (17-22 June 2016) (.pdf, 169kb)
Pacific Northwest Quaker Women’s Theology Conference (15-19 June 2016) (.pdf, 122kb)
Philadelphia YM (27-31 July 2016) (.pdf, 137kb)
Quaker Council for European Affairs (8 April 2017) (.pdf, 70kb)
Quaker Youth Pilgrimage 2014 (22 July – 21 August 2014) (.pdf, 255kb)
Ramallah MM (February 2017) (.pdf, 493kb)
South Central YM (2014) (.pdf, 279kb)
Southeastern YM (12-16 April 2017) (.pdf, 114kb)
Southern Appalachian YM and Association (9-12 June 2016) (.pdf, 327kb)
Sweden YM (5-8 May 2016) (.pdf, 151kb)
Switzerland YM (2-5 June 2017) (.pdf, 44kb)
Tanzania USFW (December 2015) (.pdf, 64kb)
Tanzania YM (24-28 August 2016) (.pdf, 64kb)
The New Association of Friends (23 August 2014) (.pdf, 52kb)
Uganda (19-23 August 2015) (.pdf, 75kb)
Western YM (14-17 July 2016) (.pdf, 163kb)

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