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Finding Quakers Around the World 2012 Map

MapMembership 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.

Click here to get the 2012 map Finding Quakers Around the World. This map contains membership numbers for Quaker groups worldwide and shows their locations. New to the 2012 map is the inclusion of emerging yearly meetings that are a result of Friends missionary activity.

Use the interactive map to find a Quaker church or meeting in North America.
Find Friends' meetings and churches in Africa.
Find Friends' meetings and churches in Europe and the Middle East.
Find Friends' meetings and churches in Asia-West Pacific.

Announcing Arequipa 2016

FWCC is pleased to announce that the next International Representative Meeting (IRM) will be held in Arequipa, Peru, from 12 to 20 January 2016.

The IRM replaces the Triennial meetings of representatives and will be held every four years.

More information, including the theme and how Friends can participate, will be announced later in 2014

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Remembering Dilawar Chetsingh

On behalf of FWCC, we share in the sadness of the death of our beloved Friend Dilawar Chetsingh.  He was a warm and generous person, dedicated to the service of Friends, most recently as clerk of the Asia-West Pacific Section (2004 – 2012) and concurrently as member of the FWCC Central Executive Committee. His father, Ranjit Chetsingh, served as FWCC General Secretary from 1954 to 1955.  Dilawar lived in Noida, near Delhi, but his work brought him into F/friendship with people around the world.                                                   
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A statement by Friends in Moscow on the crisis in Ukraine

To all Friends:

Moscow Monthly Meeting of Friends asks you, dear Friends, to pray and work with us for peace in Ukraine. We propose the following principles to guide our prayers and our advocacy:

  1. For government based on compassion instead of coercion, free from international interference.

  2. For reconciliation among all the people of Ukraine regardless of ethnicity.

  3. For all the different ethnic groups of Ukraine to be able to express their hopes and expectations freely.

  4. For all controversies to be resolved without violence.

Moscow Friends will continue to follow the situation closely and prayerfully. Please join us.

Johan Maurer and Mikhail Roshchin
Moscow Monthly Meeting of Friends

In response, FWCC General Secretary Gretchen Castle wrote to Friends in Moscow:

I am so grateful for your letter and your prayer suggestions, and most importantly, to hear your invitation for Friends around the world to put all prayerful attention to the people of Ukraine. We must believe in the power of prayer and engage as fully as we can with our hope for compassion, for reconciliation through nonviolent means, and open communication for all ethnic groups.

Even as the international stage brings pressure to comply with more reasonable standards of engagement, may we as Friends offer what we know to be powerful – appreciation of the human spirit, engagement in small circles, deep listening, and compassion in all things.

May God help us all move ever closer to what we ask of others.  And as we ask for God’s help, may the human family continue to move toward a more compassionate response to human suffering.

FWCC Sections

Visit these sites for news of activities or other items of interest in each section and to find details of meetings and churches.

Flowing from the World Conference

There are many initiatives being undertaken around the world to follow up the World Conference which was held in April 2012. This includes Let the Living Waters Flow, an initiative by the Section of the Americas to bring the Conference home to local meetings, a week long course, “Where is the Light Leading Friends? Engaging with Friends from around the World”, at Silver Wattle Quaker Centre in Australia, and other follow-up gatherings and publications in various parts of the world.

If you are involved in any activity related to the Conference, please let us know, and we will highlight it here or on the Conference website.

Sign up for our Newsletters

The World Office and the FWCC sections reguarly produce newsletters, both in electronic and paper format.

Visit our newsletter page to find out more.

Order your World Conference Report & DVD

The Report of the Sixth World Conference of Friends is now available to order, as is the documentary that was made at the Conference.

Volunteering for FWCC

There are many opportunities to support FWCC by donating your time, in your local meeting or church, in your section and even at the world level.

For activities at the section level, please contact your section office using the links on the right above.

If you would be interested in helping in the World Office, please contact Kim Bond.

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About FWCC

Friends World Committee for Consultation is the umbrella organisation for the 400,000+ Friends, often called Quakers, around the world. Our purpose is to encourage fellowship among all the branches of the Religious Society of Friends.

As well as enabling the work at the Quaker United Nations Offices, FWCC, through its four section offices, runs programmes in different regions. The World Office is also responsible for the International Membership Programme.

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