Friends World Committee for Consultation

Friends World Committee For Consultation

Friends World Committee for Consultation

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The Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) is a Quaker organization that works to communicate between all parts of Quakerism. FWCC's world headquarters is based in London. It has Consultative NGO status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. FWCC shares responsibility for the Quaker UN Office in Geneva and New York with the American Friends Service Committee and Britain Yearly Meeting.

FWCC was set up at the 1937 Second World Conference of Friends in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, US, <blockquote>"to act in a consultative capacity to promote better understanding among Friends the world over, particularly by the encouragement of joint conferences and intervisitation, the collection and circulation of information about Quaker literature and other activities directed towards that end."</blockquote>

Structure

FWCC has four sections in addition to the world office in London:

In addition every three years FWCC organizes an international Triennial. The triennials are attended by about 175 representatives, appointed by the almost...
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