The New England Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions takes place August 5–10, 2017 at Castleton University, Vermont. Our team is currently planning programs.
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 (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.
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”
Friends Meeting at Cambridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts, adopted January 2016 Continue reading “Statement on US Role in Israel/Palestine”
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”
Ad-hoc Israel-Palestine committee of NW Quarter
Recommendation to Northwest Quarterly Meeting February 28, 2014 Continue reading “Recommendations to Northwest Quarterly Meeting”