Quaker Resources Online

If you would like to learn more about the Religious Society of Friends and Quaker organizations, or you would like to connect with other Quakers online, here are some helpful online resources:

OnLINE Fellowship and Silent Worship
Podcasts and Video Blogs
EducATIONAL mATERIALS and Reading Groups
  • Quakerism 101, a curriculum developed by the Chapel Hill Friends of North Carolina. Reno Friends Meeting has used this curriculum for our “Quakerism 101” discussion series.
  • QuakerInfo, an overview of Quakerism, hosted by the Earlham School of Religion
  • Pendle Hill Reading Group – via Zoom; the group meets regularly and discusses a Pendle Hill pamphlet or other Quaker reading. Discussion is in the manner of worship sharing. Pre-registration required.
Online Quaker Discussion Groups
Publishers, Journals, ANd Magazines
  • Western Friend – web site for the magazine of the same name, the official publication of the regional Pacific, North Pacific and Intermountain Yearly Meetings. Published eight times a year, Western Friend magazine was formerly known as Friends Bulletin.
  • Friends Journal – an independent magazine serving the Religious Society of Friends.
  • What Canst Thou Say?  – an independent publication co-operatively produced by Friends with an interest in mystical experience and contemplative practice. One of RFM’s regular attenders is on the editorial board of WCTS.
  • Quaker Religious Thought magazine; sponsored by the Quaker Theological Discussion Group
  • QuakerBooks of Friends General Conference – publishes and sells books, pamphlets, ebooks, curricula, etc. that serve Quaker values.
  • Pendle Hill Books – publisher of Quaker-themed books; associated with a Quaker retreat center of the same name.
  • Quaker Pamphlets from various sources
  • Tract Association of Friends – Society of Friends’ literature; mostly short works
Retreat/ConFerence Centers
  • Ben Lomond Quaker Center – a self-service conference and retreat center with simple, comfortable and modestly-priced accommodations, located outside Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Pendle Hill A Quaker retreat and conference center in Pennsylvania.
Our Quaker Affiliates
  • College Park Quarterly Meeting – a quarterly gathering of unprogrammed Monthly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the Northern California and Northern Nevada region, including Reno Friends Meeting.
  • Pacific Yearly Meeting – a regional organization that hosts an  annual gathering of Friends from the Pacific region including California, Nevada, Hawaii, Mexico and Guatemala. PYM provides guidance and oversight to the Reno Friends Meeting.
  • Faith and Practice – Online version of the handbook that provides guidance as to what it means to be a Quaker in the Pacific Yearly Meeting.
National ANd INTERNATIONAL Quaker Organizations
  • Quaker.org – a very comprehensive list of Quaker-related links from the Religious Society of Friends and a good place to begin any search for or about the Quakers.
  • Friends General Conference (FGC) is an association of regional Quaker organizations mostly in the U.S. and Canada, that provides resources for those interested in the Quaker way.
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation – an umbrella organization for the 400,000+ Friends around the world.
  • Quaker Earthcare Witness – a network of North American Friends (Quakers) and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies. Hosts monthly online worship sharing with focus on a question of the month.
  • The Quaker Universalist Fellowship – a gathering of Friends who work to foster understanding among Quakers, and people from the diverse spiritual cultures which flourish in our globalized human community.
  • A Quaker Call to Action – a group of Quakers concerned about threats to democracy in the U.S.
  • American Friends Service Committee – a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Quaker organization that promotes social justice, peace, and humanitarian service worldwide. AFSC hosts regular webinars; register at the website.
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation – a Washington, DC-based Quaker lobby for peace and justice. Holds regular virtual events; register at the website.
  • Friends Association for Higher Education – seeks to strengthen the Quaker mission in higher education, in part by supporting the Friends’ ideal of integrating spiritual commitment, social responsibility and academic excellence. Its site includes this list of its member colleges and universities.
  • Quaker Institute for the Future – Advancing a global future of inclusion, social justice and ecological integrity through participatory research and discernment. A Reno Friends Meeting attender is a board member.
  • Friendly Water for the World is a Quaker non-profit that seeks to provide clean water, health education and more in vulnerable communities around the world.
  • Evangelical Friends International – a global organization supporting an alternative, more Christ-centered version of Quakerism organized not in meetings but in more than 1,100  churches representing more than 140,000 Evangelical Friends in 24 countries.
Focus on Native American Issues
  • Indigenous Concerns Subcommittee of Pacific Yearly Meeting formed to inform and support the PacYM community as it seeks to uncover the history and ongoing impacts of colonization in and on both Indigenous and Quaker communities, increase awareness of Indigenous peoples’ struggles and joys both within and outside our Quaker communities, and seek equitable and just partnership among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples. Page includes lists of related resources.
  • Towards Right Relationship with Native Peoples at Friends Peace Teams; includes Paula Palmer’s work on the history of Indian boarding schools
  • Native American issues, news, and action items, at FCNL

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