Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting

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A Quaker "Monthly Meeting House" in Waynesville, Ohio

Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting is a Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).[1] It is one of the seven bodies that represent the five different branches of the Society of Friends in Ohio.[2]

It is affiliated with Friends General Conference and encompasses 20 monthly meetings in Southwest Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.[3]

After the formation of the Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1821, a number of offshoot organizations were formed, stretching from Ohio to Illinois.[4] After a number of organizational changes and splits starting in 1830, the new name Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting was selected, and the meetings continue to date.[5][6]

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  1. ^ The Quakers in America by Thomas D. Hamm 2006 ISBN 0-231-12363-9 page 90
  2. ^ Religion in Ohio: profiles of faith communities by Tarunjit Singh Butalia and Dianne P. Small 2004 ISBN 0-8214-1552-2 page 142
  3. ^ Yearly Meeting Handbook by Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting 2015 pages 1-2
  4. ^ "A Great and Good People: Midwestern Quakers and the Struggle Against Slavery" by Thomas D. Hamm, April Beckman, Marissa Florio, Kirsti Giles, and Marie Hopper, Indiana Magazine of History Vol. 100, No. 1, March 2004
  5. ^ Quaker Theology Issue 19, Volume Ten, Number One, 2011
  6. ^ Slavery and the meetinghouse: the Quakers and the abolitionist dilemma by Ryan P. Jordan 2007 ISBN 0-253-34860-9 page 89

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