Plans for NEYM Annual Sessions 2017

The New England Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions takes place August 5–10, 2017 at Castleton University, Vermont. Our team is currently planning programs.

WORKSHOPS

Israel, Palestine and New England Yearly Meeting — a two part workshop with Jennifer Bing of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Chicago office — Tuesday & Wednesday, 3:30-5pm

Israel/Palestine flares into the headlines periodically but intense work to resolve issues continues in the background with little notice.  This workshop with share some of that work and help move NEYM to finding its voice on the problem. Day One will focus on two AFSC campaigns. “No Way To Treat a Child” has been tracking child detentions and raising these concerns with Congressional leaders and the State Department. “Gaza Unlocked” seeks to draw attention to the ongoing trauma in Gaza as well as the beautiful resilience of the people.  Day Two will continue talking about that work as well as explore ways for Meetings and NEYM to have a voice in work for peace with justice. Jennifer Bing from the AFSC will be a resource for this workshop. Continue reading “Plans for NEYM Annual Sessions 2017”

Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression.  JVP seeks an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; security and self-determination for Israelis and Palestinians; a just solution for Palestinian refugees based on principles established in international law; an end to violence against civilians; and peace and justice for all peoples of the Middle East.

Other Quaker Resources

  • Britain Yearly Meeting’s 2014 statement
    A statement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict made by Quakers in Britain...
  • The American Friends Service Committee work in Palestine-Israel
    Campaigns and info
  • Quakers With a Concern for Palestine-Israel
    A network of Quakers in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Washington state.

Non-Quaker Resources

  • New England Network for Justice in Palestine
    New england Network for Justice in Palestine is a network connecting...
  • Tree of Life Educational Fund
    The Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOL) a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation...
  • Nonviolence International and Holy Land Trust Create the Sumud...
    We invite you to join us this December 21 through...
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
    JVP opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression
  • Palestine Portal
    A single source for church-based initiatives to create a just peace...
  • Interfaith Peace-Builders
    Interfaith Peace-Builders place delegations at the core of our work....
  • If Americans Knew
    IF AMERICANS KNEW provides information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which is one...
  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
    US Campaign for Palestinian Rights is a national coalition of hundreds of...
  • Palestine Israel Tool Kit from the Palestine Israel Network...
    Collected resources about Palestine-Israel by the Palestine Israel Network of the...

Findings from Visits in Salem Quarter

Temple Mount Jerusalem

During March and April 2017, with their minute on the US Role in Israel-Palestine, Friends Meeting at Cambridge (FMC) members, who had participated in the minute-writing process, visited local meetings in Salem Quarterly Meeting. The Quarterly Meeting heard FMC’s minute at its October 2016 meeting and sent the minute back to local meetings for their consideration. Continue reading “Findings from Visits in Salem Quarter”

Boycott and Divest Products Supporting Occupation

Monadnock Quaker Meeting

Monadonock Quaker Meeting
Jaffrey, New Hamphsire, adopted May 2015

Endorsed and approved by Northwest Quarterly Meeting, June 2015,
for forwarding to New England Yearly Meeting
Continue reading “Boycott and Divest Products Supporting Occupation”

A Call for a Just and Lasting Peace

Jerusalem

Burlington Friends Meeting,
Burlington, Vermont, adopted November 2014

This minute takes inspiration from the August 8, 2014, minute by Quakers at Britain Yearly Meeting Sessions. Continue reading “A Call for a Just and Lasting Peace”

Recommendations to Northwest Quarterly Meeting

Galilee

Ad-hoc Israel-Palestine committee of NW Quarter

Recommendation to Northwest Quarterly Meeting February 28, 2014 Continue reading “Recommendations to Northwest Quarterly Meeting”