Birmingham Meeting Minute on Charlottesville

Minute adopted by Birmingham Friends Meeting (Quakers) on August 20, 2017

Birmingham Friends Meeting (Quaker Meeting in Birmingham, Michigan) opposes the white supremacist groups marching in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12 and subsequently. That these groups praised the President of the United States and were not repudiated promptly and directly by that President, are a shame and a stain upon our country. Peaceful efforts to show that white supremacy does not rule our country are worthy of praise. That lives were lost and bodies maimed is an additional shame. The silent meeting held by the Quaker Meeting in Charlottesville (Charlottesville Friends Meeting) was a faithful reflection of Quaker values applied to this tragic event.