Minute: Purchase Meeting on FUM Personnel Policy

Purchase Monthly Meeting

January 13, 2008

Purchase Monthly Meeting is in unity with finding FUM's policy of excluding gays and lesbians from employment and volunteer opportunities to be antithetical to our understanding of Friends' testimonies.  We pray that FUM will adopt inclusive hiring policies and treasure the spiritual gifts that Friends bring regardless of sexual orientation.  We firmly support continuing NYYM's affiliation with FUM which includes financial support, the appointment of representatives to FUM's General Board, and the appointment of delegates to FUM Triennials.  We understand that our representatives to the General Board are laboring under the weight of this concern, and we hold them in the Light as they prayerfully seek divine guidance in this matter. Friends approved forwarding the Minute to Quarterly Meeting.