Bethesda Friends Meeting

Education and Witness   

   learning, communicating, teaching, testifying

Knowledge empowers people with our most useful tool: The ability to think and decide.

There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about.

--Bill Nye

  • How can we speak boldly against the destruction of the world's resources, without hating, scorning and thus alienating those who disagree?
  • How can we find words that will reach other people and move them to useful ideas and action?

Here is one example from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Listen to David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, as he addresses the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland in 2016. His goal is to garner international opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near his reservation.

  • How can we speak out against fossil fuels when our own homes and cars use them?

Help and Useful Links 

Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Unity with Nature Committee

  1. Next Steps in journey to right relationship with creation:
  2. Sustainabilty Queries:  
  3. Unity with Nature Resource List; also local meeting minutes on Right Relationship:
  4. Environmental discernment submissions from BYM local meetings:  
  5. BYM/Unity With Nature List-serv (send request to!forum/bym-unity-with-nature
  6.  BYM Friends’ Listening Post on Sustainability:  

Quaker Earthcare Witness

  1. QEW home page:
  2. Shared Quaker Statement on Climate Change:
  3. Fossil Free Friends: 
  4. Befriending Creation magazine:


Chesapeake Climate Action Network

          CCAN home page:


Friends Committee on National Legislation

          FCNL Energy & Environment web page:


Quaker United Nations Organization

          QUNO climate website:


I'm often asked whether I believe in Global Warming.

I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in Gravity?

--Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bethesda Friends Meeting

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

We are a member organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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