Quakers share a common faith, based on experience, that every human being can commune with God directly, without the need for any mediating persons or rituals, and that the worshiping community can commune directly with God, as well.
New York Yearly Meeting is Hiring!
New York Yearly Meeting is looking to hire a staff person to facilitate programming for children, families, and young adults. For details and job descripton, please read our job posting.
Becoming an Anti-Racist Faith Community
One of the actions faith communities can take in becoming actively anti-racist is to make a public statement of intention. For those connected to NYYM, the impact of such a statement would go beyond the words themselves, inviting each of us to consider deeply what this might mean for ourselves, our meetings, our communities, and our yearly meeting. In hopes that NYYM will be open to making such a statement of intention, a Draft NYYM Statement on Becoming an Anti-Racist Faith Community came to Summer Sessions 2021 for reflection and the initiation of an extended period of discernment. Please visit https://nyym.org/anti-racism-statement for the full text and further resources.
Reports from NYYM Summer Sessions 2021
- The NYYM 2021 Epistle Please read and share New York Yearly Meeting's Epistle, approved at Summer Sessions 2021.
Videos of the Plenary and the General Secretary's Report
The Minutes and Reports from Summer Sessions
- You can now read the minutes and reports from the business meetings at Summer Sessions. The reports are linked to within the minutes. Discover the good work done by the gathered body of Friends! Of particular interest may be a message brought by young adult Friends in response to the ministry following the Young Adult Field Secretary's report.
Statement on Anti-Asian Violence
This is work for all of us, no matter our skin color, gender, or cultural orientation. Spirit tells us we are one, we all have the Light within us, we are all connected. As we deepen our listening, let us ask ourselves: how can I become more aware, how can I prepare myself to act, what actions are mine to do?
Please visit nyym.org/AAPI-statement to read the full statement.
Press Release: NY, NJ, and CT Quakers Condemn Anti-Asian Violence
Anti-Asian violence is anathema to Quaker beliefs of equality, justice, and peace
[April 2, 2021; New York, NY] New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) strongly condemns recent anti-AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) violence. The recent shooting of eight people – six of them women of Asian descent – in Atlanta has made this urgent declaration necessary. The racial and misogynist aspects of this crime cannot be ignored. Quakers cannot be silent in the face of anti-AAPI violence or allow anti-Asian bias to permeate our society.
COVID-19: Resources for Friends and Meetings
Although many of our local meetings are practicing Social Distancing, there are still many opportunities to practice our faith through worship, community building, and service. Please visit our COVID-19: Resources Friends and meetings for more information.
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