Worldwide Quaker Fellowship and Organizations in Service to God’s Love in This World 


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.
Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, AFSC nurtures the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.


Friends World College for Consultation (FWCC)

The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) 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, Friends World Committee for Consultation 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.



Pendle Hill Quaker Center for Study and Contemplation

Pendle Hill is a Quaker, Philadelphia-area retreat and conference center that seeks to transform lives and foster peace with justice in the world. Originally conceived as a Quaker “school for prophets,” Pendle Hill today offers education programs that support members of the Religious Society of Friends and other spiritual seekers to:
  • Experience divine love, presence, and guidance in their lives;
  • Understand, serve, and challenge their faith communities; and
  • Work with their neighbors to foster peace, social justice, and sustainability in the wider world.
We do this with an educational approach that encourages student engagement, dialog, community, compassion, curiosity, creativity, humor, joy, insight, growth, responsibility, and faithfulness.


Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) is a Quaker presence at the United Nations, representing Friends’ concerns for global peace and justice to the international community. Quakers are known for speaking out against injustice and war -- issues that are incompatible with our vision of a world in which peace and justice prevail.
QUNO staff work with people in the UN, multilateral organisations, government delegations, and non-governmental organisations, to achieve changes in international standards and practice. Our work is rooted in the Quaker testimonies of peace, truth, justice, equality, and simplicity. We understand peace as more than the absence of war and violence, recognizing the need to look for what seeds of war there may be in all our social, political, and economic relationships. 


Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR)

Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) is an independent Quaker not-for-profit organization grounded in a sense of stewardship for the world’s material, human, and spiritual resources. God calls us to the right sharing of world resources from the burdens of materialism and poverty into the abundance of God's love, working for equity through partnerships with our sisters and brothers throughout the world. 
RSWR provides grants for marginalized women in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and India to fund individual micro-enterprise projects. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the women, their families, and their communities, and to empower these women in a sustainable and self-determined way.

A second goal of RSWR's work is to provide opportunities for those blessed with material resources to explore the burdens of materialism, the power of enough, and global responsibility; and to promote balanced sustainable lifestyles and sharing rightly from abundance. 


Friends Peace Teams

Friends Peace Teams is a Spirit-led organization that develops long-term relationships with communities in conflict around the world to work for peace, healing and reconciliation, and to create enduring cultures of peace.

Friends Peace Teams travel and visit with a concern for peace in difficult places –- geographically, politically, and emotionally. Wherever they go, they bring people together from different backgrounds, orientations, affiliations, ethnicities, religions, and ages. The intent is to contribute to healing the effects of trauma and deprivation in their many forms across boundaries.

Friends Peace Teams work in solidarity and parity, listening to and sharing experiences, not working or teaching from an agenda. To honor the dignity of every person and support local peace workers, the teams exchange experience through active, experiential methods, working grassroots to grassroots to preserve peace by deconstructing historical legacies of racism, exploitation and oppression.