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Friends General Conference

Friends General Conference, established in 1900, is an association of some 14 Yearly Meetings and other regional Friends entities and eight Monthly Meetings as of 2002. Its coordinating body is its Central Committee, to which member groups make appointments in proportion to the number of persons in their fellowship.

Central Committee members are expected to participate in one long weekend annually, and to serve on one of the program or administrative committees. This may involve several other meetings annually. In addition they are expected to communicate to Friends General Conference the needs and hopes of their parent bodies, and to interpret to their own groups the needs and programs of Friends General Conference.

All Friends are encouraged to attend the annual week-long Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends each summer. Information about FGC resources may be found on their web site, Details of the procedures of Friends General Conference can be found in the Friends General Conference Organizational Blue Book available from Friends General Conference, 1216 Arch Street, 2B, Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19107.

Contact Information
Mailing address: 1216 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 202-547-6000

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