Students at Ramallah Friends School in silent worship.
Members of the United Society of Friends Women at Kalokol in Turkana.
A student at Belize Friends School.
Jamaica Highgate Friends Church.
Marriage ceremony at Wilmington, Ohio, Friends Meeting.
Students at Lindi Friends School in the Kibera slum, after the fire that destroyed the main school building.
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An Enduring Truth

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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.

FUM News

“Education is Power” in Turkana

Turkana Friends Mission, one of FUM’s ministry partners in East Africa, continues to thrive. Their growth and vibrancy are due, in part, to the strong emphasis they place on leadership development, discipleship, and preparing women and men for active ministry.

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FUM Offers Business Discipleship Training for Tanzanian Pastors

One tactic Friends United Meeting has taken to assist pastors in the growing Tanzanian Quaker church has been to offer a small business training program, through the organization Global Disciples, to help them survive financially and maintain the Quaker churches. The first course occurred January 17–21, 2022, in Singida, Tanzania.

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Stoking the Fire

Friends United Meeting is beginning to plan for our 2022 Stoking the Fire retreat. At this point, we expect it to be a hybrid event (in person and virtual options) from June 3–5. Those meeting in person will gathering in Richmond, Indiana, at Quaker Hill. We welcome your input on specific themes or a particular focus that will shape our planning. Send ideas to Colin Saxton. We look forward to seeing you this year! Thanks for being part of this community and we hope to see you again this year!

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FUM Announces Billy M. Britt Fund for North American Ministries

As part of Friends United Meeting’s recommitment to energize, equip, and connect Friends in North America, as well as around the rest of the world, we are grateful and pleased to announce the public launch of the Billy M. Britt Fund for North American Ministries.

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African Support for Mission Work Grows

AMO Director John Muhanji writes about why African Friends churches have historically supported neither missionaries nor their own pastors—and how this practice is changing as more Africans hear a call to missions, and African Friends—individually and in churches—step up to support them.

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Ramallah Friends School’s White Gift Program Continues

The White Gifts Program, in which students raise money to help their neighbors and community members in need, is a long-standing tradition at Ramallah Friends School. Beginning in October and lasting through December, students and teachers host weekly bake sales to raise money.

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FUM Journal

A Sending Church

Shawn McConaughey interviews three Kenyan Friends on their philosophies of giving to missions work among Africans and around the world.

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Adopt-a-Bed Program Restores Evangelist's Health

Friends Lugulu Mission Hospital's Adopt-a-Bed program saves an evangelist's life on Mt. Elgon. Missionary Jeremiah Akoto writes: "On Friday the 7th of August, in the morning, the first thing I did was to call FUM Africa Ministries Director John Muhanji. I explained to him the situation on the ground and requested for his advice as well as his assistance. I thank God that Brother John asked me to take Stanley to Friends Lugulu Mission Hospital (FLMH) as fast as I could, and he directed me to see the hospital administrator when I arrived."

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Reflections on the Fruits of COVID-19 Collaboration in Africa

In East Africa, the three large Quaker “umbrella” organizations—Friends Church Kenya,, Friends World Committee for Consultation (Africa Section), and Friends United Meeting—came together at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to make a united response. They served together to alleviate suffering, and along the way discovered the enormous spiritual blessings of unity. Richard Sitati, FUM's Vice Presiding Clerk, reflects on the experience.

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Our Mission

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.

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