Participating Organizations

The Quaker Information Center is a cooperative project of participating organizations. Quaker organizations and institutions may be listed if they agree in principle to promoting the Quaker Information Center web site and submitting appropriate information to maintain the site.

  • Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7260; fax: (215) 567-2096; e-mail: cpmm@afsc.org Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting is located in the business district of Center City Philadelphia. Housed in historic Race St. Meeting House, this active center city meeting is part of the three-building complex called Friends Center. Worship is held Sundays at 11 a.m., except July and August, when it is at 10 a.m. Children's programming available.
  • Friends Council on Education, 1507 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7245; fax: (215) 241-7299; e-mail: info@friendscouncil.org; web address: http://www.friendscouncil.org/ Friends Council on Education (FCE) member schools include nursery, elementary, and secondary schools in the United States. The Council promotes the development of the theory and practice of Quaker education, and helps schools define and maintain their identities, visions, and missions as religious institutions under the care of the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Friends General Conference, 1216 Arch Street, 2B, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
    Phone: (215) 561-1700 or (800) 966-1700; fax: (215) 561-0759; e-mail: fgc@fgcquaker.org; web address: http://www.fgcquaker.org/. FGC provides resources and opportunities that educate and invite members and attenders to experience, individually and corporately, God's living presence, and to discern and follow God's leadings. FGC reaches out to seekers and to other religious bodies inside and outside the wider Religious Society of Friends. Opportunities include attendance at a major gathering, held each year in a different location in the United States. The FGC bookstore is accessible by walk-in, phone, mail, and on-line: https://www.quakerbooks.org/.
  • Friends Journal, 1216 Arch Street, 2A, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone: (215) 563-8629; fax: (215) 568-1377;  e-mail: info@friendsjournal.org; web address: http://www.friendsjournal.org/ An international monthly magazine of current Quaker thought and life, Friends Journal includes articles, art, poetry, news of Quaker organizations, book reviews, a readers' forum, advertising, and a list of Friends meetings.
  • Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Also known as the Arch Street Meeting), 320 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2114, in the historic district of Center City Philadelphia. Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia is located in the Arch Street Meeting House, reputedly the largest Quaker Meeting House in the world, built in 1804, on land given to Philadelphia Quakers by William Penn in 1693. Arch Street Meeting answering machine: (215) 625-0627 -- Worship is held Sundays at 10:30 (child care provided) and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Enter parking lot from Fourth Street. E-mail: info@archstreetfriends.org; web address: http://www.archstreetfriends.org/.
  • Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA 19086. Phone: (610) 566-4507; fax: (610) 566-3679; e-mail: pendlehill@pendlehill.org; web address: http://www.pendlehill.org/ Pendle Hill is a Quaker center for study and contemplation near Philadelphia. It was founded in 1930, to be of service to the Religious Society of Friends, to like-minded persons, and to the world. Pendle Hill offers weekend conferences and retreats, five-day courses, and a resident study program consisting of three 10-week terms each year; publishes a pamphlet series; and operates a bookstore featuring works about religion and spirituality.  Summer programs include a six-week service and leadership program for college-age youth, a high school program, and a series of workshops on the arts and spirituality.
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7030 or (800) 220-0796; fax: (215) 567-2096; e-mail: maryc@pym.org; web address: http://www.pym.org/   Now based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PYM traces its roots to the yearly meeting of 1681 in Burlington, New Jersey. For more than three centuries, PYM has served Monthly Meetings and Quarterly Meetings throughout eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, northern Maryland and Delaware.
  • Friends Association for Higher Education. Kimberly Haas, Director, Friends Association for Higher Education, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7116; fax (215) 241-7078; e-mail: fahe@quaker.org. Clerk: Jeffrey Dudiak, jeffrey.dudiak@kingsu.ca; web address: http://quakerfahe.com/ The purposes of the Friends Association of Higher Education is to strengthen the Quaker mission in higher education by providing a supportive relationship and opportunities for fellowship among all who share Quaker ideals of higher education, whether on Quaker or non-Quaker campuses.
  • Friends Fiduciary Corporation, 1515 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone 215-241-7212; fax 215-241-7871; e-mail: info@friendsfiduciary.org. Friends Fiduciary sole mission is to assist Meetings and Organizations, within the Religious Society of Friends, in the stewardship of their financial resources. Good stewardship requires responsible management of the funds entrusted to your organization, while adhering to the principles which advance Friends' testimonies. Friends Fiduciary Corporation has the knowledge, experience and expertise to help your Friends Meeting or organization meet those goals.
  • Friends Services for the Aging, Friends Services for the Aging
    PO Box 156 Gwynedd, PA 19436. Phone: (215) 619-7949; fax: (215) 619-7950; e-mail: info@fsainfo.org; web address: http://www.fsainfo.org/. Friends Services for the Aging is an association of Quaker organizations that provide services to older adults in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. It facilitates cooperation among these independent programs to enhance the quality of their services through collaboration in staff training and development, marketing, referrals, planning, and other joint efforts. FSA provides an information and referral service, available to everyone regardless of religious affiliation or geographic location, and publishes a Guide to Quaker Services for the Aging.
  • Friends World Committee for Consultation (Section of the Americas), 1506 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Phone: (215) 241-7250; fax: (215) 241-7285; e-mail: Americas@fwccamericas.org; web address: http://www.fwccamericas.org/ The FWCC Section of the Americas serves some 40 diverse yearly meetings and groups in the western hemisphere. It sponsors a variety of programs, most with an international outreach and all seeking to bring Friends from different traditions together in unity. They include: Quaker Youth Pilgrimages (together with EMES), the Wider Quaker Fellowship, and the Committee of Latin American Friends (COAL).
  • William Penn House. Byron Sandford, Director. 515 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. Phone (202) 543-5560. Fax (202) 543-3814. Email: info@wmpennhouse.org. Web address: www.williampennhouse.org. William Penn House is a Quaker seminar and hospitality center conveniently located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It promotes the Quaker vision of a peaceful and just society by providing educational seminars, opportunities for dialogue, and simple, inexpensive lodging for those who come to the area to learn, lobby, or serve.
  • Canadian Friends Historical Association. The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) arose in England in the 17th century, and have been in Canada since the earliest times of settlement. The CHFA works to preserve and communicate the on-going history and faith of Friends in Canada and their contribution to the Canadian Experience.