New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Capital Punishment

Jan 1, 1956

[Peace and Social Concerns] . . . It has been brought to our attention several times that no reference to capital punishment is made in our Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice. . . . We would like the Yearly Meet­ing to consider two possibilities . . . The simplest thing to do would be to include the listing "capital pun­ishment" in the index . . . We would prefer that a more positive statement be included . . . 

Minute 1956-53

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602

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