Throughout our history, the people known as Friends (or Quakers) keep rediscovering an essential and enduring truth: There is one who speaks to our most basic needs and most significant hopes—Christ Jesus the Lord. Both individually and communally, we are learning to know and follow the Voice that guides us in the way we should go. Together, we seek to understand and obey that truth which sets us free. As a people, we share in the experience of that powerful life which makes all things new. Maybe you are searching for an authentic and transforming faith and community to call home—if so, come in and join us as we seek to know and follow Christ.
The Samburu Friends Mission Board, at its meeting on 8 February 2020, appointed Daniel Lentirangoi of Lorumoki Friends Church to serve as Acting Administrator for a one year period, while the Board carries out the search process for a new Director. Daniel is a recent graduate of Laikipia University with a teaching degree (specializations in History and Christian Religious Education), and hopes to enroll in the Bachelors of Theology programme at Friends Theological College later in 2020.Read More
It is with deep gratitude and joy that we announce that Friends have raised $40,259.68 for the Belize Friends School! Several months ago...we sent out an appeal for $37,500 to keep the school open for the remainder of the school year. Your amazing response allows us to move into the next fiscal year with a small head start, as we work on raising the $67,000 needed to fund the school through the next school year.Read More
This vital and time-critical work will gather and preserve key pieces of contemporary Quaker history. It combines recording and transcribing oral histories with the collection of personal documents and institutional records going back to 1902 when Quakerism came to East Africa. This is a multi-year project with a scope that will cover all of Africa, and it will serve an international community. A digital collection will make materials and oral histories available to Friends and scholars around the world. Some of the stories of faith and witness among East African Friends will be shared in translation with Friends around the world as religious education resources.Read More
We are honored, at Friends United Press, to have kept many of Thurman’s works in print for nearly fifty years. His words on drawing near to God, and establishing the peace within that leads to unity with all creation, never lose their importance for us.Read More
I served as a pastoral minister among Friends for most of my adult life. In preparation for a recent move, I sorted through twenty-three years of sermon files, notes, and manuscripts. This revealed a lot about me and the kind of messages I like to preach—and the kind of messages I avoid.Read More
The Fall 2019 issue of Quaker Life, on justice, is in the mail and on shelves now. In the Bible, justice has to do with land and labor and family structures; with ownership and employment; with widows, orphans, and immigrants; with food and water and housing; with access to God at the Temple—with everything, material or spiritual, that is required for a human being to thrive. God cares for ALL of what God has created, and therefore shows a special regard for the weak and the marginalized for whom society cares less. And since God shows a special regard for the weak and the poor, a corresponding quality is required of God’s people. God’s people must also be especially concerned with equity and fairness in society and economy, with guaranteeing every creature’s access to the necessities of life: to water, food, health, respect, attention, kindness, helpful community, and the opportunity to draw near to God. As a foundation for life together, justice is a vast and widening gyre, and our authors in this issue explore the theme from many angles.Read More
Friends United Meeting commits itself to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known, loved, and obeyed as Teacher and Lord.