Faith and Practice Revision Committee

The Faith and Practice Revision Committee is charged with revising Pacific Yearly Meeting’s book of Faith and Practice. It is a permanent committee of PYM but is called the Discipline Committee during periods when it is not actively engaged in revising Faith and Practice as it is now. Full details of its charge can be found at the PYM job descriptions page.

The most recent past edition of Faith and Practice came out in 2001. Work to begin on a new edition was authorized at the 2014 annual session.

The Revision Process

The Faith and Practice Revision Committee (FPRC) has transitioned to a “rolling revision” process, in keeping with Friends’ belief in continuing revelation and our practice of valuing the testimony of all members because “there is that of God in everyone.”

As Elfrida Vipont explains, Fox, at his famous Firbank Fell gathering “bade the people take heed of the spirit of God in their hearts and obey its guidance in their daily lives; he told them that the spirit that inspired the Scriptures was living and working still in the hearts of men and women, ready to reveal fresh truths”

– Vipont, Elfrida; The Story of Quakerism 1652-1952; Bannisdale Press, 1954; p.30

The rolling revision process utilizes electronic technologies, presenting text for revision on this webpage with instruction to monthly meetings on how to work with the material. Meetings will discern their “sense of the meeting” with regard to the passage, and return this to the committee, who will then do final revision for presentation at annual sessions. The committee expects to send out materials three times per year. Finalized revisions will be incorporated into the online version of Faith and Practice: A Guide to Quaker Discipline in the Experience of Pacific Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. The book will be available as a print-on-demand volume.

Revisions Currently Under Review by Monthly Meetings

(none available at this time)

Revisions Ready for Review at Annual Session

(none available at this time)

Latest Faith and Practice Incorporating Revisions Approved at Annual Session

(no updates to the 2001 edition available at this time)

A Note

Past committee reports

in reverse chronological order

Past Review Documents

Contact Information

Contact us page

See the Complete List of PYM officers, appointees, committee members, and delegates, linked from the Nominating Committee’s page

Translate »
Scroll to Top