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Behind the Scenes at the Gathering

Friends General Conference holds a Gathering of Friends every summer somewhere, on a college campus. Quakers of all sorts and ages come from across North America and elsewhere to attend a week of workshops, to worship indoors and outdoors in groups large and small, to play with other children, to hear from speakers, and to sing, dance, talk, create, browse in the bookstore or art gallery, and find unplanned moments of grace—and to eat! In July 2004, the Gathering was held at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which had been the site of the Gathering once before, ten years🔒

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Liz Perch, Friends General Conference’s conference coördinator, is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


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