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, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
Friends General Conference provides services and resources for individual Quakers, Quaker meetings and people interested in the Quaker faith and practice. FGC is an association of local and regional Quaker organizations primarily in the United States and Canada.
Friends United Meeting (FUM) is a collection of Christ-centered Quakers, embracing 34 yearly meetings and associations, thousands of local gatherings and hundreds of thousands of individuals. Joined together through our shared experience of God and united in common ministries, we form a beloved fellowship that is powerfully at work in our local areas and through cross-cultural service.
The European Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consultation (EMES) is the collective body for Quaker meetings in Europe and the Middle East. All individual members of yearly meetings and groups affiliated with EMES are members of FWCC, including the Ramallah Friends Meeting.
The Friends School of Ramallah and El-Bireh strives to be a leading educational institution in the Palestinian community. The Lower School (Friends Girls School) and the Upper School (Friends Boys School) were founded in 1869 and 1901 respectively, for the purpose of offering Palestinian youth a rigorous program guided by principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Central to Quaker education is a vitality which comes from being a living expression of a religious life. A Friends School education seeks to promote a constant search for God in all human situations, and to cultivate ethical, moral and spiritual values.
Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) is the central peace and service department of British Friends, and represents them at the national level on issues of peace and social justice. It facilitates dialogue to build greater understanding of these issues, and disseminates outcomes and ideas. QPSW works with Quaker and other partners to put this understanding into action on a variety of projects within Britain and around the world.
Quaker Voluntary Action (QVA) provides practical opportunities to put faith into action and develop ways of volunteering that meet the challenges of our time. QVA organizes working retreats in Britain, Europe, Ramallah and beyond. Volunteers participate in practical projects and reflective sessions that promote personal spiritual development with meaningful engagement in the world.