Welcome

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.


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



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LATEST NEWS

Tenant e-newsletter, February 2017
The latest edition of Friends Center’s tenant newsletter is online here.

Waging Peace Exhibition OpensStar emblem of the American Friends Service Committee
Our equity partner the American Friends Service Committee is 100 years old in 2017! AFSC’s new exhibition “Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action” demonstrates the effectiveness of nonviolence to build justice, overcome oppression, and prevent violence—as told through the powerful stories of those who have confronted injustice over the past century. It is on view through April 24 at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. Learn more.

Uprooted ExhibitLogo for Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War Two
The exhibit “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps during World II” will be at Friends Center 2/18 – 3/8/2017. Learn more.
» VIEWING TIMES: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 am–3 pm generally

World Quaker Day was 10/2/2016
The Friends World Committee organized World Quaker Day on 10/2/2016. Learn more at worldquakerday.org or search social media for the hashtag #WQD.

Park(ing) Day comes to Friends Center
For the first time, Friends Center participated in Park(ing) Day on 9/16/2016. Park(ing) Day is an international event when parking spaces are turned into “parklets” or mini-parks for the day. Friends Council on Education, Friends Association for Higher Education, and Friends Center collaborated to bring a parklet to 15th Street between Cherry and Race Streets. Read about it here.

A Quaker Space for Our Time
A recent issue of Friends Journal focused on the theme, “Quaker Spaces.” Friends Center’s executive director wrote a feature article about Friends Center as a Quaker space for our time.

COME WORSHIP WITH QUAKERS!

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.