The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is one of the traditional peace churches. Since Friends believe that peace can come through social and environmental justice, we have a strong emphasis on carrying our faith into action. (Wikipedia has a decent article about the diversity of Friends worldwide.)
Pacific Yearly Meeting is a regional organization consisting of local Friends Meetings in 3 US states (California, Hawaii, Nevada), Mexico City, and Guatemala City/Antigua. The California and Nevada Meetings are divided into Northern and Southern California Quarterly Meetings.
PYM is called a yearly meeting because it holds an annual session where Friends from throughout the region gather to worship, connect and conduct business together.
PYM has an active youth community with opportunities to socialize and participate in service and action. Check out our Youth Programs section. If you would like to contact the PYM Youth Programs Coordinator, please use our contact form or email directly to pym [dot] youthcoordinator [at] gmail [dot] com
We invite you to read our book of Faith and Practice to learn more about our community.
To contact the Presiding Clerk or other committee clerks, use our contact form.