Need help with the mysterious Quaker acronyms?
We understand. There are a lot of them. We were once confused too!
Here are a few, decoded:
|BFM||Birmingham Friends Meeting||this Quaker meeting|
|FCE||Friends Council on Education||liaison among Quaker schools nationwide|
|FCNL||Friends Committee on National Legislation||Quaker lobbying office in Washington, DC|
|FGC||Friends General Conference||umbrella organization of mostly unprogrammed Quaker meetings throughout the United States|
|FUM||Friends United Meeting||umbrella organization of programmed Quaker meetings and churches|
|FWCC||Friends World Committee on Consultation||umbrella organization that loosely ties all programmed and unprogrammed Quaker meetings and churches together, and sponsors world gatherings of Friends|
|GPQM||Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting||umbrella organization of unprogrammed Quaker monthly meetings and worship groups in the lower peninsula of Michigan; it meets four times a year|
|LEYM||Lake Erie Yearly Meeting||umbrella organization of unprogrammed Quaker monthly meetings and worship groups in Ohio, Michigan and Pittsburgh, PA|
|MM||Monthly Meeting||a local Quaker meeting (most of which meet weekly for worship; business meetings are held monthly)|
|QUNO||Quaker United Nations Office||Quaker lobbying office at the U.N.|