Category Archives: World community

September 2017 edition of Friends Journal

The September edition of Friends Journal is out. It’s cover story is titled “Ah, Go Fly a Kite”. Read this and other articles by clicking the link below: Friends Journal, September 2017

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FWCC Clerk writes about his visit to Friends in Burundi

Read about FWCC Clerk Simon C. Lamb’s visit to Friends in Burundi, the third largest group of Friends in the world. Letter from the Clerk of Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)

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There is no “both sides” to racist hate and violence

Statement from American Friends Service Committee on racist hate and violence in Virginia. Click here to read it.

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Quakers in Britain: Peace delegation urges restraint in nuclear row

Quakers joined a peace delegation today seeking to defuse the growing international tension sparked by dangerous threats exchanged between the Presidents of the US and North Korea. The US Embassy declined to accept a letter from the delegation of journalists, … Continue reading

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Philly-based Quaker group marks 100 years of refugee relief and peace work

Refugees and responses to refugees are headline news at present. The 100 years of work by the AFSC is thus of significant interest. Report on the founding and work of the AFSC, in America.

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Nuclear weapons ban treaty adopted

A treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons was formally adopted today at the United Nations. Quaker observers hailed the historic treaty as a huge step, saying such weapons of mass destruction should be illegal and unacceptable. Read the … Continue reading

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Epistle of QCEA General Assembly

9 April 2017 Andrew Lane To all Friends everywhere We met in Brussels on 7-8 April 2017 as the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA’s) General Assembly of European Yearly Meeting representatives. Building on forty years of experience and support … Continue reading

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FWCC news: three major meetings coming up

FWCC is asking Friends to uphold three important gatherings that are taking place between now and 8 April. These meetings will guide the work of FWCC in the Americas and Africa, as well as at the global level. Click the … Continue reading

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Honoring Those Known Only to God

American Quakers honouring unnamed African American Quakers buried in Quaker graveyards. Part of larger dialogue on racism within Yearly Meetings in America. From Friends Journal: In 2015, the Quaker project Honoring Those Known Only To God (the Honoring Project) convened itself for … Continue reading

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FWCC Arts Calendar 2018 to celebrate Quaker Peacemaking

For the artists among us, FWCC is partnering with Linda Murgatroyd to produce an arts calendar for 2018 celebrating Quaker Peacemaking around the world. We are keen to include artworks reflecting Quaker peacemaking around the world, and of different kinds, in a … Continue reading

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