Friends World Committee for Consultation

Friends World Committee for Consultation

▪ religious organization
      international organization of the Society of Friends (Quakers) founded at Swarthmore, Pa., in 1937. It promotes visits, conferences, and study groups among Friends from all parts of the world and maintains contact with various Friends organizations and activities. It is concerned with the work of the United Nations and has a Friends representative to the United Nations in New York City and in Geneva.

      Representatives to the FWCC are appointed by the various Friends yearly meetings and other Friends organizations. Meetings are held every three years. It produces several publications, including the Friends World News, issued three times a year. The central FWCC office is in Birmingham, Eng.; the European office is in Edinburgh; and American offices are in Philadelphia and Plainfield, Ind.

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