Bethesda Friends Meeting

Social Justice

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“Be patterns, be examples in all countries, places, islands, nations, wherever you come, that your carriage and life may preach among all sorts of people, and to them; then you will come to walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in every one.” - George Fox
Bethesda Friends Meeting (BFM) puts its faith into action through engagement in peace-building, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Advocacy, education, and financial support of community groups are among the paths toward that goal. This work is led by the Peace and Social Justice Committee (P&SJ) and by other groups set up by BFM Friends, such as the Environmental Sustainability Group.

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Workshop on "Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown"
At the Morella Library in downtown Bethesda

  • Project Drawdown is a coalition of more than 200 researchers and other experts from 22 countries led by author, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, Paul Hawken
  • Over the course of 5 years of rigorous scientific research, they identified and modeled the 100 most substantive, already existing solutions for addressing global warming and revealed astounding news: that it is possible not just to slow global warming, but to actually reverse it by 2050.

There will be three handouts (click to see and print)

  1. Drawdown Descriptions of 100 Solutions, listed by their group Sectors
  2. Drawdown Solutions, listed by their group Sectors and their Ranking
  3. Drawdown Suggestions on how an individual can get started with reversing global warming

  • Please join us Monday, June 10, 7-9 PM at Morella Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda.
  • Free and open to the public. 
  • Two blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station with parking available at the library.
  • For more information, use the "Contact us" form on the BFM home page.

Sponsored by the Bethesda Friends Meeting, Environmental Sustainability Group. 

CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER that you can print and post -- or copy the text and forward it to friends, neighbors, and appropriate list serves.

Past events

March 18, 2019: Forum on Climate Change Policy in 2019: What Citizens Can Do at Federal, State & Local Levels.

  • How we can make a difference regarding the climate crisis from organizations like Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Chesapeake Climate Network as well as local activists and Jamie Raskin's office.
February 2019: Carbon Footprint Training 

As dire warnings abound regarding the threat of global climate change, have you stopped to examine your household’s carbon footprint?

Calculating your carbon footprint is simple, and we’ll show you how. It’s sure to be an eye-opener!

  • This document gives a list of our Carbon Footprint Resources (choose PDF or Word).
  • Here are our Training/Presentation slides (choose PDF or PowerPoint).

For more Peace & Social Justice information at BFM, please click on these links:


Financial support
BFM supports a number of causes via our monthly social concerns donation box, as well as direct aid through our annual budget designations.
Please click here to see the social concerns that BFM supports and how you can help with financial donations.

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 of the Religious Society of Friends

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