Links to Friends Organizations

  • Local links:
  • Quaker organizations and sources of information:
    • The Quaker Web Page is a vast website providing links to Quaker history, writings, organizations, Meetings, genealogy, retirement homes, schools, Oats (!), and much, much more. If you can’t find it on that website it probably isn’t Quaker!
    • The Quaker Information Center in Philadelphia has online information about Quaker beliefs & practices, history, organizations, literature, activities, and events, volunteer & service opportunities, and more.
    • New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM)is our “parent” organization, which includes Friends Meetings and churches in New England. The large gathering of NEYM, held in summer, rotates locations.
      • Friends Camp is a Quaker summer camp under the care of NEYM.
    • Friends General Conference (FGC), a Quaker organization in the unprogrammed tradition of the Religious Society of Friends, comprises non-pastoral Quaker meetings. NEYM is a member of FGC. Each year it holds a large Gathering. A flyer about it is on the web.
    • Friends United Meeting (FUM), an association of Friends Churches around the world, comprises largely programmed (pastoral) Quaker Meetings. NEYM is a member of FUM.
    • Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) was set up to act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over. NEYM is a member of FWCC.
    • Friends Peace Teams (FPT) promotes spirit led peace team work among members of the Religious Society of Friends. Friends Peace Teams also partners with Christian Peacemaker Teams and Peace Brigades International. NEYM is a member of FPT.
    • The American Friends Service Committee (Philadelphia) carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world.
    • The American Friends Service Committee (Western Massachusetts) has an office in Florence MA and is a leader in regional efforts for peace, justice, and human rights. Its website contains much of interest including a calendar of regional events.
    • The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is a Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL seeks to bring the concerns, experiences and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends to bear on policy decisions in the nation’s capital.
    • Frances Crowe, member of Mount Toby Friends, founder of western Massachusetts AFSC, and longtime draft/CO counselor, was interviewed at Traprock in 2004. Her interview, titled “You have a Legal Right to be a Conscientious Objector,” is here.
    • Many more Quaker organizations can be found on the Quaker Web Page.
    • Other Meetings can be located using this “Quaker Finder.”