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Friends in North America

North America is the historical homeland of FUM, and the effort of North American missionaries was decisive in bringing the Friends understanding of the gospel to areas a diverse as East Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

Today, the Body of Christ in the United States and Canada is experiencing numerical decline and a financial crisis that has sapped much of the prosperity that once defined this continent. As a new century dawns, Friends in North America look to our Lord Jesus Christ to deliver us from the snares of materialism and despair, gathering us once again as his people.

To learn more about what Friends in North America are up to, check out the linked articles below:

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Stoking 2015: What Can I Expect, If I Come?

Worship in the Taizé tradition with Mark Kharas and Monica Hix Taizé, an ecumenical monastic community in France founded during World War II, strives to be a visible parable of reconciliation – between different Christian communities, or peoples torn apart by violence – and to stand in solidarity with marginalized communities around the world. Their manner of prayer is intentionally simple…

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Short Reflections on Stoking the Fire

by Annie Glen As we know, sensing the Spirit of Christ is not always an easy endeavor. There is much – good and bad – that seems to limit the fullness of Jesus Christ. And, it takes time and effort to place ourselves in a place where we can listen, see and receive from him. It is hard work –…

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Stoking the Fire letter of invitation

A Message from Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director: Dear Friends, Greetings to you in the name of Jesus, the One who causes us burn brightly. I am excited to announce a new FUM North American Ministries program entitled “Stoking the Fire” for those who are: Spiritually on fire. Smoldering embers ready to burst into flame. Discerning risky new steps of…

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FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend

By Neil Snarr This spring 186 young adults from 27 states, 16 colleges, five high schools and 20 monthly meetings arrived in Washington D.C. for the annual Lobby Weekend sponsored by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). The purpose of the trip was to talk with participants’ own members of Congress about repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use…

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Listening and Learning at FUM Triennial

By David Herendeen My decision to attend the FUM Triennial this year arose from a desire to act on a long-held concern that New York Yearly Meeting Friends remain engaged and connected with FUM. Coming to terms with my reservations (and fears), I felt I was ready now to follow through on my concern. I am thankful for the generous…

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Stoking the Fire – A Gathering in the Power of Christ

Experiencing the Presence and Power of Christ Together. Releasing that Power in Radical Faithfulness.   Reflections on Stoking the Fire 2015   An Invitation from Eden Grace, Global Ministries Director Agenda for Gathering What Can I Expect, If I Come? The link to the pdf of all 10 devotions is here: Stoking the Fire devotional booklet Individual devotions can be found…

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A New People to Be Gathered

By David Jaimes The Latino people are the next face to be included in Quakerism. The great Quaker founder, George Fox, once saw a vision of people who were gathered together on a hill and recounted: “I came near a very great hill, called Pendle Hill, and I was moved of the Lord to go up to the top of…

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FUM News in Brief – September/October 2013

UPDATE: Double Your Gift, Double the Impact Spring 2013 Matching Gift Opportunity FUM is thrilled to announce that through the faithful, generous response to the matching gift opportunity, the goal of $45,000 was exceeded. A total of $52,597.26 was received, allowing FUM to start the new fiscal year prepared to equip and energize the worldwide community it serves. Your continual…

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I Am About to Do a New Thing

By Margaret Fraser After decades of relative peace, Indiana Yearly Meeting is separating; with meetings holding almost a third of the membership leaving, some to remain independent monthly meetings, others forming a new association with a still developing format. As in any life-changing event, each participant in this separation has a unique story. My sense is that while the precipitate…

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An Epistle from USFWI

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love. — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Greetings to Friends worldwide from the 44th Triennial Sessions of the United Society of Friends Women International, held July 4-7, 2013, at the Radisson Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America. Western Yearly Meeting United Society of Friends…

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