New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

Capital Punishment

Jan 1, 1956

The Committee on Peace and Social Concerns presented two recommendations. The Meeting approved referral to the Permanent Board of the proposed revision of Faith and Practice in regard to capital pun­ishment. The Yearly Meeting also approved the following statement: "The New England Yearly Meeting of Friends believes that there is no crime for which the death penalty should be imposed. We hold life, given us by our father, to be sacred and hence not to be taken from any of us by the judgment of man.". Minute 1956-69

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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