World Quaker Day - FWCC

1 October 2017

Gathering in Worship Around the Globe

Worship Resources

In the coming months we will be posting further resources to help you plan for World Quaker Day. Please bookmark this page.

If you have resources that you think would be useful to others, please send them to us.

Video resources

How many Quakers are There in the World?

A video resource provided by the FWCC Section of the Americas.

                  many Quakers are there in the World

Resources for using the How many Quakers are There in the World? video

Listening in Tongues

A video resource provided by the FWCC Section of the Americas.

Listening in Tongues

Resources for using the Listening in Tongues video

Community of Practice Resource Guide

Other films and online resources

Peru promotional video

A Variety of Quaker Experiences from Around the World

FWCC map “Finding Quakers Around the World

Jon Watts, Kabarak Call set to music

Salt and Light video from the World Conference 2012
Ideas for activities

  Make a video and send it to the FWCC World Office to be uploaded to the World Quaker Day website.

  Invite a meeting member who has worshiped with Friends in different parts of the world to share his or her experiences.

  Ask Friends to share how their faioth has inspired them to witness in the world.

  Copy and distribute the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice (from the 6th World Conference of Friends in 2012). Query: “What is our meeting doing to respond to the Kabarak Call?” or hold a discussion using each of the four points in the Kabarak Call.

  Show the YouTube version of the Kabarak Call with music by Jon Watts:

  View the FWCC film on YouTube A Variety of Quaker Experiences from Around the World:

  Share a simple meal and contribute the savings to a local or national peace and justice cause.

  Invite a yearly meeting representative of FWCC to come and talk about the work of FWCC and the diverse family of Friends.

  Hold a sing-along with hymns relating to the theme.

  Organise an event in your meeting or church that shows how you connect with Friends in another part of the world, such as visits that have taken place, or consider developing a sister meeting relationship.

  Show the video of the World Conference “Salt and Light”:
(click on the video and it will take you to YouTube)

  Invite Friends from a meeting that practices a different form of worship and hold a discussion about what you have in common.

  Have a meal or other event to raise funds for FWCC. Have discussion queries on the tables with resources such as the FWCC map “Finding Quakers Around the World”:

Point out where Friends are located and find some answers to questions like these:

°   Which country has the most Quakers? Which country has the fewest Quakers?

°   Which are the largest and smallest yearly meetings?

°   What kinds of worship do Friends have around the world?

°   Do you know what an Evangelical Friend believes? A Conservative Friend? A Convergent Friend? A Liberal Friend?

°   How are programmed and unprogrammed Friends alike and different?

°   Which form of worship worldwide has more members and attenders — programmed or unprogrammed?

°   What do Friends around the world have in common?

  Learn more about Friends and Friends organizations around the world using websites (or explore Quakers on Facebook, Quaker Blogs)

°   Friends World Committee for Consultation with links to FWCC Sections and to Quaker service organizations 

°   Friends World Committee for Consultation Section of the Americas and Voices of Friends

°   Friends United Meeting

°   Friends General Conference

°   Evangelical Friends Church International

°   Friendly Water for the World

°   Friends Peace Teams

°   Right Sharing of World Resources

FWCC Offering or Collection

Send contributions to the Section office marked WQD, and it will be shared between the Section and the World Office. Thank you! Following is a description of the work of FWCC to be shared with your meeting or church:

Answering God’s call to universal love, Friends World Committee for Consultation (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 (mission statement). Through various means, FWCC is connecting Friends, crossing cultures, and changing lives across our many differences and within our spiritual unity. FWCC provides a Quaker voice at the world level through its global ecumenical participation and its worldwide representation on the Quaker United Nations Committees in New York and Geneva. FWCC works both vertically serving Friends at the world level and horizontally, supporting Friends through the four Section offices. FWCC connects us as Friends in our work, in our worship, and in our lives.

Please give generously to support this important Quaker work. Many thanks!

Thank you for participating in World Quaker Day!

                                                                                                       © Copyright FWCC 2014