FUM News Blog

“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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