Our Faith and Practice

Beliefs and Practices of Friends Meeting of Austin

Traditionally among the the Society of Friends, each yearly meeting (a regional gathering of local meetings) adopts a statement which describes the belief and practices of Friends meetings who are affiliated. This is called "Faith and Practice" or the yearly meeting book of "discipline." The word discipline is used in the sense of teaching.

Our yearly meeting, South Central Yearly Meeting, does not have a standard book of discipline. The affiliated monthly meetings may create their own document or adopt one used by another yearly meeting.

The Friends Meeting of Austin has adopted the Faith and Practice of North Pacific Yearly Meeting, with some revisions which are recorded in our minutes. On our web site we provide the full text of NPYM Faith and Practice as well as our minutes of the departures we have made, with cross reference links between the two.