FGC's website reports the following:

"The Executive Committee also considered the possibility of laying down FGC’s long-standing Publications Program in the form in has existed for many years.  This proposal was made with an expectation that our evolving web infrastructure should provide important opportunities for FGC to continue its “ministry of the written word” in the future.  With the benefit of extended, Spirit-centered consideration of the initial proposal and some new ideas that were lifted up, this matter was referred back to the originating committee.  We expect that various options will be considered with all affected staff and committees of FGC in the next couple months, before any specific proposal is brought back to Executive Committee."

http://www.fgcquaker.org/about-us/changes-at-fgc.

According to the FGC site, this occured at a meeting on April 29. Does anyone know the current status of this proposal? I heard it reported today as a decision already made or at least one that is certain to occur. Since the foregoing refers to a decision that will be seasoned over the next few months I wondered if anyone has additional info.



Thanks,
Dave

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FGC's Committee on Discernment, Planning and Priorities did not propose laying down QuakerBooks -- that's the bookstore.  They did propose laying down QuakerPress -- that's the publications part.  Since that proposal, there has been much consideration of different possibilities and configurations, and it will be some time until we know the final outcome.  I do think it's fair to say that we can expect at least a significant reduction in the publications coming out of FGC in the future.  If publications come to an end, the bookstore will be at risk of a similar outcome not too far down the road, because sales of recent QuakerPress titles are a significant portion of the bookstore's revenues.  Please pray for clear discernment in the making of hard decisions.  Chel Avery (FGC publications manager)
Thanks for the clarification, Chel.

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