Who we are:
We are a scattered community, and meet three times a year for residential weekends in different Quaker Meeting Houses to spend time together, explore our faith and ways of living out the Quaker testimonies to truth, simplicity, equality and peace. At each weekend we welcome between 50 and 70 Young Adult Friends.
These weekends are open to anyone in this age group who is a Quaker, or simply interested in Quakerism. It’s a chance to meet like-minded people and find out more about, and influence, what Young Adult Friends do.
YFGM is a good way to make links with other Young Adult Quakers in your area – our members regularly meet up between gatherings, and plan extra social weekends too. We welcome newcomers of all varieties, from those who have grown up in a Quaker family, to those who are simply Quaker-curious, or have recently started attending a Quaker Meeting.
We are a diverse bunch, united by a willingness to explore issues surrounding faith and social justice. We worship together in silence, and often use silence during speaker and business sessions to both gather and focus ourselves.
YFGM members are interested and involved in issues such as:
- Peace work – both in Britain and internationally
- The campaign for equal marriage (Equal Love)
- The treatment of children in prison and other vulnerable parties within the criminal justice system
- Educational disadvantage within the UK
- Sustainability, environmental issues, and community housing projects
If you would like to read some of our member’s reflections on Young Friends General Meeting, have a look at our blog section. Another good way to get to know us is to join our facebook group (YFGM), where events of interest to Young Adult Friends are regularly publicised (and photos are shared, discussions held etc. etc.)