NYQM and Quaker Groups

NYQM Affiliated Programs, Sites & Organizations

Friends Cemetery

NYQM’s 160-year-old Quaker burial ground is located in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. NYC Quakers hosts events at the cemetery, including open houses for the public.

Friends General Conference (FGC)

Friends General Conference is an association of local and regional Quaker organizations primarily in the United States and Canada. FGC provides services and resources for individual Quakers, Quaker meetings, and people interested in the Quaker faith and practice. NYYM is an FGC affiliated Yearly Meeting.

Friends Schools

New York City has three Friends Schools in a care relationship with the New York Quarter: Friends Seminary, Brooklyn Friends School, and the Mary McDowell Friends School.

Friends Shelter

Friends Shelter is a year-round homeless shelter sponsored by the Fifteenth Street Meeting that provides shelter and hospitality for twelve homeless men and women every night of the year. Volunteers are welcome.

Friends United Meeting (FUM)

Friends United Meeting is a global association of Christ-centered Quakers, embracing thirty-seven Yearly Meetings, including NYYM, and many Friends’ Associations.

New York Yearly Meeting (NYYM)

The NYYM is the governing body that supports the ministry and witness of Friends in NY, NJ, and Western CT, including NYQM, with programs such as the Alternatives to Violence Project, Bolivian Quaker Education Fund, Friends Peace Teams, War Resistors League, and others.

Powell House

Powell House is NYYM’s inter-generational conference and retreat center in Old Chatham, NY. Offers a variety of Quaker-centered programming.

 

Other NYC Quaker Organizations

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization with offices at 15 Rutherford Place that promotes lasting peace with justice as a practical expression of faith in action. The New York City office of AFSC maintains The New York Healing Justice Program and The New Jersey Prison Watch Program.

Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)

QUNO, a department of AFSC, works with people in the United Nations, multilateral organizations, government delegations, and non-governmental organizations, to achieve changes in international standards and practice in support of peace and social justice.

Women’s Prison Association (WPA)

The WPA was founded by abolitionist Friends of the New York Quarter in 1845 to support women impacted by the criminal justice system. They operate the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a residency allowing homeless formerly incarcerated women to reunite with their families.

 

Find Out More About Quakers

Many of the organizations listed on this site have resources to learn more about Quakerism and opportunities to put faith in action. We also recommend these:

quaker.org – A good starting point for understanding the basics that includes a glossary of Quaker terms

Quaker Speak – Free YouTube channel with an extensive collection of short videos on a wide variety of topics relating to Quaker faith and practice. Free bi-weekly subscription

Friends Journal and QuakerLife – Magazines focused on communicating Quaker experience