Baltimore Yearly Meeting is the regional organizing unit for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in the area of central Pennsylvania, Maryland, parts of West Virginia, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. It is through membership in a Yearly Meeting that individual Quakers become connected with the larger Quaker movement worldwide. "In fellowship, in deep listening, in waiting worship, in commitment to each other, it richly rewards those who embrace the challenge of being a Yearly Meeting Friend." (2011 draft Faith and Practice)
International Refugee Day Event
We join others on this day to commemorate the strengths, courage and resilience of those displaced from their homes. The estimated 65.6 million refugees worldwide make this the highest level ever on record, according to the UN Refugee Agency. Meet the artists of the exhibit “Uprooted: The Art of Refugees”. Hear the voices and stories of some of our new neighbors. Live music and refreshments. Donation requested. Speakers from: CASA de Maryland ( www.casademaryland.org), Lutheran Social Services (http://www.lssnca.org) and others. All ages welcome. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.