The Friends World Committee for Consultation fosters fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends. In the Americas, the Quaker community extends from the Arctic to the Andes, spanning a rich diversity of regional cultures, beliefs and styles of worship.
Answering God's call to universal love, FWCC brings Friends of varying traditions and cultural experiences together in worship, communications and consultation, to express our common heritage and our Quaker message to the world.
We envision a thriving and integrated network of Friends from the Arctic to the Andes, woven together in transformative faith, learning to love, listen, and witness.
In 1937, after years of concerned work to reconnect a fragmented Quaker world, the Second World Conference of Friends created the FWCC "to act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over."
In the 1970s the Section of the Americas held a hemispheric conference entitled "Friends in the Americas." The conference provided an opportunity for Latin American Friends to become better acquainted and discuss areas of shared interest and concern. As a result, the Section quickly decided to support forming a group known as Comité Organizador de los Amigos Latinoamericanos (Organizing Committee of Latin American Friends).
Over the decades, groups of Friends and Yearly Meetings from many countries have joined and transformed what was an organizing committee into what is now the Comité de los Amigos Latinoamericanos (Committee of Latin American Friends, or COAL).
Today, Friends from yearly meetings and groups in 56 nations continue this work. Around the world there are four cooperating, autonomous FWCC Sections serving Africa, the Americas, Asia & the West Pacific, and Europe & the Middle East. FWCC's World Office is in London.
Quaker U.N. Office New York
Sarah Clarke, Director & Quaker UN Representative
777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212) 682-2745
Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, Quaker UN Representative
13 Ave du Mervelet
Tel: +41 (22) 748-4800
Friends Committee on Scouting serves to encourage and promote the faith, history and testimonies of Friends through religious education programs for members of the Scout and Girl Scout/Guide movements as well as for members of Camp Fire USA. Friends Committee on Scouting also represents the Religious Society of Friends to various national and internatinal Scout and Girl Scout/Guide organizations and provides networking opportunities for Quaker members of Scouting and Girl Scouting/Guiding.
Luanne Hagee, Clerk
Elizabeth Ann Bogert Fund
This memorial fund supports the study and practice of Christian mysticism, with grants of up to $1,000 to selected individuals, groups or institutions. For an application or more information, email Secretary Kathleen McVey at Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also mail to:
Kathleen McVey, Professor Emerita
Princeton Theological Seminary
272 Mercer St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 USA
Discover the leadership team of Friends World Committee for Consultation.