The Quaker World Relations Committee (QWRC) works to make connections between British Quakers and those in other parts of the world.
The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) group helps bridge Quaker understanding and unity by bringing cultures and Quaker traditions together. During the pandemic FWCC’s events and information sharing have enabled many British Quakers to connect and worship with Friends across the world.
While QWRC works to expand the experience of Friends by bringing people together from other countries and exposing Friends to Quaker practice in Britain, FWCC does the same for Friends across the world. FWCC presents the face of Friends at the global level through the World Council of Churches, Christian World Communions, the Quaker United Nations Offices, and other faith-based engagement.
FWCC and QWRC worked together to start the FWCC Sustainability Program which has grown to bring our awareness of climate issues in different parts of the world. Recent Young Adult Friends’ webinars have helped gather their voice to motivate us all to respect all of God’s creation, articulating how we can each be involved in creating climate justice.
We anticipate the next World Plenary Meeting in Southern Africa Yearly Meeting in 2024, preceded by a World Gathering of Young Friends. During this remarkable opportunity to gather together for worship and fellowship and learning, we will hear about Friends’ experience of apartheid and inequality, gathering an appreciation of this deeply divisive time, re-imagining a new way of being in the world. Bringing issues of sustainability and equality to the global conversation is very important to British Friends, as we expand our awareness of what it is like for our Quaker brothers and sisters.
FWCC and its small staff depends on Quaker contributions for organizational stability. During the coronavirus, it is more important than ever that Friends continue to support FWCC’s vital function of strengthening the Religious Society of Friends. FWCC is grateful for Friends’ ongoing support, which includes a generous annual grant from Britain Yearly Meeting.
FWRC meet in Kenya, 2012. Photo by Trish Carn
You can give directly to the FWCC Co-op Account: 650 10116 00; Sort Code 089061
You can give through the World Office web site: http://fwcc.world/about-fwcc/donate
You can set up a regular amount through your bank.
Gift aid accepted if we have your address. UK Registered Charity 211647
Thank you for making a financial contribution to the growth and sustainability of FWCC and the Religious Society of Friends. On behalf of the Quaker World Relations Committee and FWCC, we thank you.