Right Sharing of World Resources
About Right Sharing of World Resources (RSWR) and NYYM's Named Representatives
Right Sharing of World Resources was taken up by the Friends World Conference at Guilford College in 1967 and carried forward by Friends World Committee for Consultation. In May of 1999 RSWR became an independent 501c3 corporation.
RSWR seeks to remind all of us of our responsibility to those less fortunate than ourselves. RSWR makes grants to jump-start micro-enterprise ventures for female entrepreneurs in developing countries and offers resource materials for the study of the lives of the poor (project partners), the lives of the comparatively rich (us), the physical and spiritual meaning of both, and how we can learn from and be enriched by each other.
The concern was endorsed by New York Yearly Meeting in 1968 and carried forward under the guidance of the Peace and Social Action Program. In 1972, the Yearly Meeting approved a request that an independent committee be established with the name Committee on Sharing the World's Resources. In 2006, this committee was laid down, but one person is appointed to represent the concern to the Yearly Meeting.
RSWR receives funding from New York Yearly Meeting’s Sharing Fund.
Duties of the point person
- The resource person represents Right Sharing of World Resources to New York Yearly Meeting, and may also serve on the board of directors of RSWR, if appointed by that board. If not a member of the board, the resource person serves as a liaison with RSWR.
- The resource person is responsible for signing vouchers for transfers of funds from the Sharing Fund to RSWR.
- The resource person brings displays and other relevant materials to sessions of NYYM.
Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees
Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committe membership and committee clerking.
Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.
Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coorcinating committee clerks.
Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.