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.
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
FUM General Secretary Kelly Kellum says of the program, “What excites me about this seminar is that participants do not attend alone, but come as a team of three or four members from their Church or Meeting. As pastors and stewardship leaders learn through the presentations, they will be given opportunities to design their own congregational plans for creating cultures of generosity.”Read More
Alex Kern is the Director of Northeastern University’s Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service, and a Friend from New England Yearly Meeting. This week he shared these thoughts—about caring for oneself and others during times of trouble—with the interfaith campus ministry community he serves.Read More
With no employees allowed on the Ramallah Friends School campus for a month, no one will be there to do the heavy landscaping work until at least April, after I leave. I won't be able to participate in the installation of the Circle. My disappointment is pretty intense—so much design happens when you actually install. Besides the landscaping, the connections I have been developing with people here are not going to have this last month to deepen.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.