FUM News Blog

Buy Howard Thurman Books at A Discount

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.

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Register Online for 2020 Triennial

We warmly welcome you to register online for our 2020 Triennial, July 12-18th in Kisumu, Kenya! Join with us as we come together in worship and fellowship, abide in Christ's presence, and go back out into all the world. Online registration is available here for the Triennial itself, and will be available shortly for Pre- and Post-Triennial travel options. Detailed information about schedules, fees, and activities can be found here.

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We Are Sending Books to FTC

We’re collecting books to help stock the libraries of Friends Theological College. So far, we have catalogued over 4,000 unique titles. We have far more than 4,000 books to ship, however; we are shipping multiple copies of some books. This will help us stock all six libraries at Friends Theological College, at their main campus at Kaimosi and their satellite campuses at Lugulu, Kitale, Lugari, Nairobi, and Samburu. Extra copies of some titles will also facilitate their use as textbooks, sharing the books between fewer students.

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Friends Respond to Emergency at Belize Friends School

Several months ago, FUM sent out an emergency appeal on behalf of the Belize Friends School, which was facing an unexpected financial shortfall and needed $37,500 in order to stay open for the remainder of the school year. Thanks to the generous movement of the Spirit among Friends, we’re excited to announce that, so far, we’ve raised $30,546.47! 

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More Information on Belize Situation

Recently, we mailed out an emergency appeal for $37,500 to keep the Belize Friends School open through the end of the school year. We are grateful to Friends who are responding with their donations and their prayers. We also understand that the appeal letter itself raised questions and concerns about how the Belize Friends School came to be in this situation. We deeply regret not offering at the time a more detailed explanation for the present cash-flow shortage at the School. We hope to address many of those questions in this post.

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Reignited With Hope

"In our Living Letters trips we never observe resentment or anger. On the contrary: joy, love, compassion and gratitude lift Cuban Quakers above their difficult circumstances and enable them to live fully with very little. They rejoice in belonging to a God who suffers with his people, and to a family who shares one another’s burdens."

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