Here, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) reaches out to serve the city, the region, and the world.

Friends Center is a gathering spot in Center City Philadelphia We invite you to be part of Friends Center’s community of organizations working for peace and justice.  Come for a day to use our conference spaces for your organization, rent office space in Friends Center’s LEED Platinum office building, or visit for a few minutes in the quiet refuge of our Quaker meetinghouse and scenic plaza.

» Monday–Friday, 7 am–10 pm
» Saturday & Sunday, 9 am–5 pm

Friends Center will close at 6 pm on Wed. 11/25 and remain closed on Thurs. 11/26 and Fri. 11/27. Regular hours resume on Sat. 11/28.

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Mural Dedication, Dec. 1, 9-10:30 am
Join the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the Friends Center as we celebrate two new murals created by Shepard Fairey this fall as part of Open Source, a citywide public art exhibition produced by Mural Arts. These two artworks, created in collaboration with the staff and participants from Mural Arts’ Restorative Justice program, honor community members who have risen above their past criminal records and gone on to give back substantially to society.
» Details on the Mural Arts website


Shepard Fairey mural now at Friends CenterShepard Fairey's mural at Friends Center, featuring Amina Mohammed and the Mural Arts Program's Restorative Justice Program
One of two murals created by Shepard Fairey for the Open Source PHL public exhibition by the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program is on our wall at the corner of 15th and Race Streets! Its theme is restorative justice, in line with Quaker values and the work of our equity partner American Friends Service Committee as well as our tenants Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, Prisoner Visitation and Support, The Center for Returning Citizens, and Witness to Innocence.
Learn more.

World Quaker Day was 10/4/2015
The Friends World Committee organized World Quaker Day on Oct. 4. Learn more at worldquakerday.org or search social media for the hashtag #WQD.

A Green Building Project Made a Spiritual Calling Concrete
Our former executive director Pat McBee wrote about Friends Center in the September issue of Grid magazine: Green Building Project Made a Spiritual Calling Concrete.

Pope, Promotions, Events: October Tenant News
Read the executive director’s message from the monthly tenant newsletter.


The Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) welcomes you to participate in this unique, unprogrammed form of service. We worship by gathering and silently waiting for the Spirit to guide us.