Quaker Organizations

Friends General Conference (FGC) – FGC is an association of local and regional Quaker organizations primarily in the United States and Canada. FGC is a volunteer led association. Founded in 1900, FGC has grown from a voluntary organization of seven yearly meetings, created to hold a “general conference” every other year, to an association of sixteen yearly meetings, supplemented with regional groups and individual meetings. 

Friends United Meeting (FUM) – The Friends United Meeting community stretches far and wide across the globe. We are a collection of Christ-centered Quakers, embracing thirty-seven Yearly Meetings and Associations, thousands of local gatherings and hundreds of thousands of individuals. Joined together through our shared experience of God and united in common ministries, we form a beloved fellowship that is powerfully at work in our local areas and through cross-cultural service.

New York Yearly Meeting – New York Yearly Meeting is a fellowship of local members and meetings, an organization with staff and committees, and a gathered body that meets in busines sessions three times a year. 

Friends World Committee for Consultation – The purpose of the Friends World Committee for Consultation is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. FWCC, through its four section offices, runs programmes in different regions, uniting Friends around the world through Spirit-led fellowship.

Alternatives to Violence Project – AVP-USA is an association of community, school and prison-based groups offering experiential workshops in personal growth, community development and creative conflict management.

American Friends Service Comittee (AFSC) – Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) – The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.

Friends Peace Teams – Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization working to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict around the world to create programs for peace building, healing and reconciliation.

Quaker Earthcare Witness – Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is a network of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address ecological and social crises from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies, including continuing revelation. QEW has grown over the last 25 years out of a deepening sense of spiritual connection with the natural world. Out of this has come an urgency to work on climate and related issues.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) – QUNO staff work with people in the UN, multilateral organisations, government delegations, and non-governmental organisations, to achieve changes in international standards and practice. Our work is rooted in the Quaker testimonies of peace, truth, justice, equality, and simplicity. We understand peace as more than the absence of war and violence, recognizing the need to look for what seeds of war there may be in all our social, political, and economic relationships.

Right Sharing of World Resources – Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization sharing the abundance of God’s love by working for equity through partnerships around the world. RSWR gives grants to groups of marginalized women in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and India to fund individual micro-enterprise projects. Right Sharing’s work is grounded in a sense of stewardship for the world’s material, human, and spiritual resources.

Friends Journal – Friends Journal is published by Friends Publishing Corporation. Our mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives.

QuakerBooks – QuakerBooks of FGC is a ministry of Friends General Conference that serves Quakers, Quaker meetings, and interested individuals who are spiritually inquisitive. As the first part of our name implies we carry books, pamphlets, ebooks, curriculum, and the like that help Friends and others live our lives as expressions of our faith, serve our values, and learn about the Quaker way past and present.

QuakerSpeak – QuakerSpeak is a Quaker YouTube channel. We interview Friends of all different backgrounds and ask them the core questions of our faith.

Aging Resources, Consultation, and Help (ARCH) – The ARCH Program provides support for Friends from NYYM in our journey of growing older as a community, grounded in love and care for one another.