within the religious society of friends
Yearly Meeting is one of 33 Yearly Meetings in North
America, which together with 50 other Yearly Meetings throughout
the world make up the Religious Society of Friends. Although an
unaffiliated Yearly Meeting, PYM seeks to understand and relate to
all Friends. In recent years PYM established the Wider Fellowship
Among Friends Committee to facilitate reporting and interaction
among the many representatives appointed by the Yearly Meeting to
various Friends organizations <see p.
133>. These include Friends
General Conference, Friends United Meeting, Evangelical Friends
International, Friends Church Southwest Yearly Meeting, and the
General Reunion of Friends in Mexico.
the beginning of Quakerism, part of the vitality of the movement
has been nourished by continuing visitations and
contacts among Friends. Pacific Yearly Meeting sends annual
to all Yearly Meetings and receives similar communications from Friends
across the globe. In this way, as with
individual travel and through written materials of many kinds,
Friends in Pacific Yearly Meeting seek to maintain fellowship
throughout the Religious Society of Friends.