BFM Statements of Belief are commonly called “Minutes”
An Urgent Call to Protect Human Life and bring a Just Peace
to Palestine and Israel
At the January 7, 2024 Bethesda Friends Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, a Minutes about the violence in Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel was approved by BFM. Please click here to read this Minute.
Privacy and the State
At the July 17, 2022 Bethesda Friends Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, a Minute on "Privacy and the State" was accepted by BFM. Please click here to read this Minute.
Alice Paul and her Quaker Witness
On June 2, 2019, at the Bethesda Friends Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business, the Peace and Social Justice Committee asked that the Meeting accept a Minute that related to an Alice Paul essay written by Roger Burns. The Minute was accepted as written below.
"As we approach the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020, which extended the voting franchise to American women as a matter of law, the Bethesda Friends Meeting urges friends around the country to lift up the story and example of Friend Alice Paul, who made such a major contribution to the passage of that Amendment. We believe that Alice Paul is an important and admirable example of Quaker values in action and social witness. To that end, we recommend that Friends read the essay “Alice Paul and Her Quaker Witness” by Roger Burns, which is an introduction to Alice Paul’s inspiring life and work from a Quaker perspective."
The essay "Alice Paul and Her Quaker Witness" can be accessed at this link.
Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Peace Minutes
The Baltimore Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee works to bring to life the testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends.
"Minute regarding Consideration of US Renewed Military Action Against North Korea."
Please click here to read more details about this Minute and the BYM Peace & Social Concerns committee.