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Participants in the 2014 FGC Pre-Gathering Retreat for Friends of Color and their families.

A Journey toward Eliminating Racism in the Religious Society of Friends

A ministry to abolish racism within Quakerism

Vanessa Julye is the nurturing ministries coordinator for Friends General Conference’s Ministry on Racism and Youth Ministries Programs. A member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting and the Haverford College Corporation, Vanessa has published numerous articles and pamphlets and serves as a guest speaker for many Friends meetings. Vanessa meets with Friends of Color throughout the world.

Posted in: Features, October 2014: Experience of Friends of Color
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Quaker Bestsellers 2014

Bestselling Quaker books.

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QVS 2013-2014 orientation with volunteers, staff, and board members.

Coming Alive: Discerning the Next Chapter of Quaker Service

The story behind the founding of Quaker Voluntary Service.

Christina Repoley is the founding executive director of Quaker Voluntary Service. She is a 2002 graduate of Guilford College and a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, Dean, and is a member of Atlanta Meeting.

Posted in: Features, January 2014: Finding a Path
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Quaker Bestsellers 2013

From the 2013 FGC Gathering in Greeley, Colorado

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Traveling Ministry

The theme of the August 2012 issue is “traveling.” This is an excerpt on traveling in the ministry from the […]

This is an excerpt from Quaker Process for Friends on the Benches available now from Friends Journal.

Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, Online Features
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FGC, FUM types of worship

I became a Liberal unprogrammed Friend in a conservative state. The small, family‐like meeting I eventually joined was a little […]

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Meeting at the Center

We are all part of the same Quaker family. We are called to love one another, and to be reconciled […]

Bruce Birchard is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. He recently retired after 19 years of service as General Secretary of Friends General Conference. He has been encouraged to develop the entirety of "Meeting at the Center" into a Pendle Hill pamphlet. This is an excerpt from "Meeting at the Center: Living Love and Reconciling One to Another," Bruce Birchard's plenary address at the 2011 Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends held in Iowa.

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Vibrant Meetings Grow the Religious Society of Friends

In 2007, Friends World Committee for Consultation reported 35,413 unprogrammed Friends, about one‐tenth of 1 percent of the U.S. population. […]

Lynn Fitz-Hugh is a member of Eastside Meeting in Bellevue, Wash. She is also a therapist and a mother. She is part of Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministry Program.

Posted in: 2008, Features, May 2008
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The 2005 Friends General Conference Gathering

There were over 1,500 Friends, arriving in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the Virginia Tech campus on July 2, in blazing heat. […]

Louise Harris is a bilingual attorney, member of Friendship (N.C.) Meeting, attending a worship group in Winston Salem, N.C.

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The Gathering in Appreciation

This Gathering was an opportunity to be gathering in the spirit with multiple witnesses and a spectrum of Friends, beliefs, […]

Margery Mears Larrabee, a member of Mt. Holly (N.J.) Meeting, is an elder and minister in Friends General Conference's Traveling Ministries Program.

Posted in: Features
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