Friends United Meeting

About Representatives to  Friends United Meeting General Board.

About FUM

Friends United Meeting (FUM) is an umbrella organization consisting as of yearly meetings in North America (including New York Yearly Meeting), Jamaica, Cuba, and East Africa. These are joined in a covenant of cooperation to carry out ministries both to their own constituencies and to the world. Friends United Meeting (FUM) is headquartered in Richmond, Indiana, and has offices in Kisumu, Kenya.

About our appointments

New York Yearly Meeting appoints members to the FUM General Board who as a body are under the care of Nurture Coordinating Committee in the Nurture Section of the yearly meeting. Representatives to the General Board carry New York Yearly Meeting concerns to FUM, provide reports of the work of FUM to the Yearly Meeting, and take other opportunities to open channels of communication between the two bodies.

Link to the Committee's Handbook page.

Link to FUM's website.

Friends United Meeting as a Fellowship

In addition to what FUM strives to do (see below), FUM strives to be a global fellowship.

Click the following to download a booklet about Friends United Meeting's global fellowship, which also includes information about its programs.

Friends United Meeting's Work in the World

Through NYYM's World Ministries Committee, we fund FUM projects around the world. These include:

Friends Discernment Regarding FUM's Personnel Policy

Background information—click the link.

Some Friends and some meetings in New York Yearly Meeting have been in discernment about what their relationship should be, and what NYYM's relationship should be, to Friends United Meeting, given FUM's personnel policy, which many Friends perceive as being de facto discriminatory toward LGBTQ Friends.

If you or your meeting are in such a process of discernment, we urge you to visit our web page dedicated to this concern. It provides context and background information that is necessary for pursuing this concern with faithfulness and integrity.