Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Yearly Meeting

Quakerism: a view from the back benches
Copyright 1966 The Back Benches

Yearly Meeting

We are less clear, according to the use test, on the function of Yearly Meeting and other associations in terms of advancing the Quaker cause. Yearly Meeting and other national and international groups have a conserving function, I.e., preserving the Society of Friends as it is now. Little has happened which suggests another possible role. Maybe a national cabinet or group of wise men could help us to think through guide lines for worship and discipline, but at present the burden and expense of Yearly Meeting are hard to justify.

(to be continued)


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