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Bill Samuel, August 4, 2002
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Yearly Meeting Epistles-2002
Updated April 13, 2003

For centuries, Friends (Quaker) yearly meetings have been sending epistles to one another, usually annually. At one time, these generally would have been individual epistles to each yearly meeting. Today, most yearly meetings issue a "To Friends Everywhere" general epistle. Some yearly meetings don't issue an epistle but do have a brief message coming from the yearly meeting sessions, a summary of the chief concerns during the sessions, or something else similar in content to an epistle.

This page contains links to epistles and similar documents issued by yearly meetings and other broad gatherings of Friends in 2002. If you know of additional ones on the Web, please email the URL (Web address) to me. Yearly meetings and other broad Friends gatherings which do not have their epistles (or similar documents) on the Web may also email them to me, and I will put them on a Web page at this site and include them in the list below.

-Bill Samuel, Webservant,     

List of 2002 Epistles Available On-line

Epistles, Messages and Summaries of Other 2002 Quaker Gatherings

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A Living Faith: An Historical and Comparative Study of Quaker Beliefs
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Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
Cover imageRichard J. Foster. Describes 21 types of Christian prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1992. 288 pages.
Journal of George Fox
Cover imageThe auto- biography of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Celebration of Discipline
Cover image20th Anniversary Edition of Richard J. Foster's million- selling work on Christian spiritual disciplines.
Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader
Cover imageA selection of excerpts from 15 contemporary Quaker authors who reached the mainstream market. See review.

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The Peaceable Kingdom
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