Public Statements

Between Annual Sessions, the presiding clerk and Yearly Meeting secretary may discern that a public voice for the Yearly Meeting is urgent and appropriate. The presiding clerk and Yearly Meeting secretary are expected to represent the Yearly Meeting's historical testimony and minutes, along with the experience of the wider body of the Religious Society of Friends.

This page contains links to public statements issued on behalf of New England Friends. The most recent statements are listed first.

Yearly Meeting Calls for Relief for Cuba

Read the text of letters sent to the Biden Administration and the U.S. Congress

Lament and Live Together: A Letter to the Church in New England

A letter from the Massachusetts Council of Churches, endorsed by the Yearly Meeting.

The Poor People's Campaign Responds to the El Paso Shootings

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends is an endorser of the Poor People's Campaign

Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming and supporting refugees

The Love That Overcomes

A response to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting