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:
|Birmingham Friends Meeting
|this Quaker meeting
|Friends Council on Education
|liaison among Quaker schools nationwide
|Friends Committee on National Legislation
|Quaker lobbying office in Washington, DC
|Friends General Conference
|umbrella organization of mostly unprogrammed Quaker meetings throughout the United States
|Friends United Meeting
|umbrella organization of programmed Quaker meetings and churches
|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
|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
|Lake Erie Yearly Meeting
|umbrella organization of unprogrammed Quaker monthly meetings and worship groups in Ohio, Michigan and Pittsburgh, PA
|a local Quaker meeting (most of which meet weekly for worship; business meetings are held monthly)
|Quaker United Nations Office
|Quaker lobbying office at the U.N.