The General Conference of Friends in India was founded in 1959 for the scattered Friends belonging to any yearly meeting in India and abroad. It is a fellowship of men and women in India whom Christian discipleship has drawn into membership with the Religious Society of Friends.

We believe that with its diverse streams of quest and experience, all Indian religious life has much that is of universal and abiding worth; and we affirm our sense of unity with the stream of religious experience and spiritual and social witness which has characterised the life of Quakers in many parts of the world over the last 300 years.

Since 1965 GCFI has enjoyed the status of a monthly meeting under the care of FWCC with power to admit members: in consequence it is functioning as a fourth organized group of Friends in India, parallel to the three yearly meetings, with its own representation in Quaker world affairs. Usually in September/October of each year it holds its annual general meeting for the purpose of study, worship and fellowship. Thus we grow in this fellowship through prayer, correspondence, visitation and any other means which are open to us.