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Pacific Yearly Meeting

of the

Religious Society of Friends

a guide to quaker discipline in the experience of pacific yearly meeting of the religious society of friends.
published 2001

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Death in the Meeting

pym in context
quaker faith & spiritual practice
testimony & experience of friends
organization of the society
activities & organization of the YM
sources of quotations
index of sources
subject index

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Friends who have permitted us to use material for this Faith and Practice.


Friends find that preparation for death is in many ways a preparation for deeper living. It includes an awareness that our lives will end and a realization that our lives have an eternal dimension.

southern appalachian yearly meeting and association, 1990

 Death often faces us with the most difficult questions, and some of our most profound insights into the meaning of life. As Friends seek to surround the bereaved with love and care, the sustaining power of God can bring courage to all concerned and a transforming truth about death and life itself.