[Sayma-Announce] Fw: To Friends Everywhere from NYYM

Liz Perch, SAYMA Admin Assistant adminasst at sayma.org
Mon Nov 19 15:06:41 EST 2007

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From: Paul (NYYM) 
To: paul at nyym.org 
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 2:18 PM
Subject: To Friends Everywhere from NYYM

Friends, pasted in below and attached is a letter to Friends everywhere from New York Yearly Meeting Fall Sessions, held November 9-11, 2007.

Eleventh month 16, 2007
                                                             O God, with You all things are possible.
                                                             Make us instruments of Your peace.
                                                             Help us to remember that we are Your Word in the world.
To Friends Everywhere,
Greetings to Friends around the world, from Friends meeting for Fall Sessions of New York Yearly Meeting, November 9-11, 2007. at Purchase Meetinghouse, Purchase, New York.
We gathered under God's presence seeking way forward as we live in a world that has become more complex through acts of aggression and violence. As people of faith we refuse to be paralyzed and silenced by the politics of our government and others. As people of faith we must pray, we must love, and we must hold hope high--bringing healing to the forefront.
During our Fall Sessions those present approved a minute that we ask you to consider as an act of faith, humbly seeking with courage to be God's instruments of peace:
We call on Friends within New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and everywhere--whoever is able--to designate times for worship with an urgent concern to act for peace. In an environment of increasing threats against Iran and the possibility of national emergency being declared over perceived or contrived international crises, we call on Friends to speak out now. We will not be silenced as we work for peace. May we seek divine guidance that leads toward action, working whenever possible with other communities of faith. Let us endeavor to foster relationships with the people of all nations, including those opposed by our own governments. May we rise above our doubts and fears through God's love and care.
Love, peace and blessings,
Ernestine Buscemi, clerk
New York Yearly Meeting


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