New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Faith and Practice Revision Committee

  • Welcome

    New England Yearly Meeting approved undertaking a revision of its 1985 Faith and Practice at its sessions in 2000 and a Faith and Practice Revision Committee was appointed at its sessions the following year. This web site was inaugurated in June 2006 to convey an overall sense of its work since 2001 and to encourage NEYM Friends' participation in the process.

    In 2014 the Committee assembled the fruits of 13 years of work in the NEYM Interim Faith and Practice, which contained all chapters given preliminary approval, the Appendices Working Paper (inviting comments), and a section articulating the work in progress. This book was distributed at Sessions in August 2014; a larger-print version became available in May 2015. An e-book version is coming soon. To encourage engagement with the book, a Study Guide is included in the e-book and print versions.

    Joining the Process includes Frequently Asked Questions, which offers some general background to the revision, a description of the approval process, and some suggestions on considering texts. It also includes Invitations to Participate, letters the committee has sent to individuals and groups inviting them to participate in the revision process.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 754-6760 - neym@neym.org