For the first time since 2006, the Friends World Committee will hold its Americas Section Meeting in Latin America. The Section Meeting brings together representatives from yearly meetings across the Western Hemisphere to do the business of FWCC, but it's also an incubator for connections between the different families of Friends.
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In a historic first, the Quaker Youth Pilgrimage traveled through Peru and Bolivia, the centers of South American Quakerism. Twenty-six 16-19 year-olds from seven countries traveled together this July and explore their faith as Friends.
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Our four Living Water regional consultations were a tremendous success, each with over 100 participants representing over a dozen different yearly meetings and groups of Friends. Find out how these Friends learned new skills and affirmed our mutual Quaker identity at the events.
Membership statistics are ever-changing and each yearly meeting counts their numbers by a different formula, but by our best estimates, the number of Quakers in the world has grown by almost 40,000 members, or about 12% since the last published map in 2007.
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