Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Britain Yearly Meeting (BYM), the national charity supporting Quakers in Britain, workings for and on behalf of the communities we serve. Our charitable purposes are Sustaining our church and faith; Supporting Quaker Communities; Witness through action; and Promoting Quakerism. For over 360 years Quaker faith has led us to testify to equality, simplicity, peace and truth. Quaker social witness encompasses work for peace in Israel–Palestine and in Africa. It strives for environmental sustainability, a compassionate criminal justice system and for equality in Britain. It supports poorer people in society through bursaries, relief payments and grants. We provide central support to the witness of local meetings, for example through servicing networks of prison chaplains.