In short, the true and proper purpose of Quaker yearly meetings, in all times and in all places, is to help Friends to do God’s will.
This paper is based on a comparison between a passage in Brian Drayton’s and Bill Taber’s book, A Language for the Inward Landscape held up against the written statements of purpose in the contemporary books of Faith and Practice from thirty yearly meetings. Do they agree or do they contradict each other? This paper argues that they are in harmony.
"Beyond the Bureaucracy: The True & Proper Purpose of Quaker Yearly Meetings in the 21st Century,"
Quaker Religious Thought: Vol. 130
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/qrt/vol130/iss1/4