Is there a coherence to Western Independent Friends? Are we different from other Liberal Quakers?
I’m interested in views from those inside, as well as outside of the three Western Independent Yearly Meetings–Pacific, North Pacific and InterMountain. What have visitors and sojourners sensed among Beanites?
What’s the historical perspective? Do the five sentences of the first discipline of the College Park Association of Friends offer anything distinctive?
The context here is that InterMountain yearly meeting is in process of affiliation with Friends General Conference and North Pacific is seasoning that move. I’m not sure where Pacific YM is on that. I was raised and matured within these yearly meetings and have long been skeptical of this idea, but want to see if my sense that there’s something different about us is held widely or is just an isolated notion.