Talk:Monthly meeting

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POV Question[edit]

I'm not sure the right way to address this (or I would have already tried to fix it), but it seems to me that we need a better way of handling the discussion of Monthly Meeting vs. Friends Church. To me currently this article feels like we're biasing it toward the unprogrammed tradition unintentionally. I wonder if it might make sense to just state clearly that MM's are generally only refered to within that tradition, and have other space devoted to handling FC's? --Ahc 23:54, 22 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I think your point is valid, although not a major issue in my mind. Perhaps a cross-link to the Evangelical Friends article would provide the counter-balance. It's a historical fact that Monthly Meeting is the traditional term. Logophile 08:29, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
You're probably right that I'm making a bigger deal out of this than is warrented. --Ahc 15:11, 23 August 2005 (UTC)
Am I right in my understanding that a Friends Church is likely to be a self-governing entity, whereas a Preparative/Local Meeting is not "Congregationalist", but must bow to the decisions of the Monthly/Area Meeting and its financial and pastoral oversight. Vernon White . . . Talk 21:06, 27 January 2008 (UTC)