Friends United Meeting

Friends United Meeting (FUM) is an association of twenty-six yearly meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. In addition there are several individual Monthly meetings and organizations that are members of FUM. FUM's headquarters is in Richmond, Indiana, and has offices in Kisumu, Kenya.

There are three other main branches within Quakerism, two of them represented by parallel organizations (Friends General Conference and Evangelical Friends International); the third (Conservative Friends) has no single unifying organization. Of these four branches, FUM has the largest number of individual members. In 2005, there were 42,680 members in 427 congregations in the United States. The Friends United Meeting is responsible for much of the growth of Quakerism in Africa and Latin America.

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... by 95 Quakers (representatives of all Orthodox Gurneyite Friends Yearly Meetings, representing the vast majority of the world's Quakers at the time) in September 1887, at a conference in Richmond, Indiana ... Declaration has been used as a standard by Orthodox (now represented by Friends United Meeting) and Evangelical Quakers (represented by Evangelical ... The Declaration was "approved," "accepted," or "adopted" by the Orthodox Yearly Meetings of Indiana Yearly Meeting, Western, New England, New York, Baltimore, North ...
Friends United Meeting - Purpose Statement
... Our purpose is "to energize and equip Friends through the power of the Holy Spirit to gather people into fellowships where Jesus Christ is known ...

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