Minutes 2008

This page summarizes the minutes from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions 2008.   The summary is below.  Detailed minutes of each session are located on individual pages, listed in the menu on the right side of this page.

Summary of daily sessions

March 28 - evening

Introductions

A Multi-generational Story of Spirit and Peace with Mary Lou Hatcher

“Why the Vehicle of Story-Telling?” with Lucy Duncan

Stories from Richard George, Pamela Haines, and George Lakey

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March 29 - morning

Introductions

Stories of Peace

Committee to Re-Vision the Peace Testimony

“Heeding God’s Call: A Gathering on Peace”

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March 29 - afternoon

Sessions Reports

Peace Story from Sue Angry

Worship and Ministry

Departing Staff Members

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March 30 - morning

Epistles from Britain Yearly Meeting

Clerk’s appreciation for support from Arthur Larrabee and The Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia

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July 30 - evening

Introduction of speaker Fred Kauffman

Discussion of mimetic desire

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July 31 - morning

Standing Committees: Joint Report on the State of the Yearly Meeting’s Work

Committee to Re-Vision the Peace Testimony Report

Minutes of this session

July 31 - evening

Treasurer’s Report

FY 08-09 Budget

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August 1 - morning

Opening Words, Welcoming Visitors, Reading of Epistle

Introduction of Topics Report from Interim Meeting

Report from the Interim Meeting Governance Project Group (IMGPC)

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August 1 - evening

Report from General Secretary

Discussion of a process for discerning Yearly Meeting priorities

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August 2 - morning

Introductions

Epistle from Australia Yearly Meeting

Discerning the Yearly Meeting’s Priorities

Arch Street Project Group report

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August 2 - evening

Introductions

Presentation by Keynote Speaker Colin Saxton

Quiet Riot presentation

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August 3 - morning

Reading of epistles from children and young adults

Nominating Committee Report

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