From 8/8 to 8/19, 2014, twenty Junior Friends (high school age) from North Pacific Yearly Meeting traveled to Guatemala for a learning and service trip.
At North Pacific Yearly Meeting’s Annual Session in 2013 Friends approved the recommendation of The Ad Hoc Committee on External Quaker Relations to establish a fund to assist Friends who are led to travel for visitation as a representative of NPYM to other branches of our Quaker community in the United States.
Quakers have long been guided by a deep motivation for a world free of war. We continue to seek ways to end violent conflicts and create a world where nations cooperate. In the words of Friends Committee on National Legislation, “we make a case for why our government needs to employ peaceful means for peaceful ends, seek solutions that protect the most vulnerable among us, strengthen and advance the rule of law and replace fear-driven militarism with restorative approaches that heal.”