Month: June 2013

  • QEW: A Nature Walk for All Friends

    Os Cresson One day in 1652 George Fox was concerned to demonstrate his unity with all creation. As he later described it in his journal, “[T]here came John Story to me, and lighted his pipe of tobacco, and, said he, ‘Will you take a pipe of tobacco,’ saying, ‘Come, all…

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  • Visioning the Future in a Full Earth

    David Millar For some years it has been clear that environmental doom-saying, because it is a poor motivator, is a dead end. However true the predictions of global overheating, climate chaos, resource wars, pollution, and disease (with consequent mass death or displacement) may be, they lead most people to despair…

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  • Statement on Unity with Diversity

    The Spiritual Nurturance Committee, QEW Dear Friends, As both Friends and environmentalists we on the Spiritual Nurturance Committee of Quaker Earthcare Witness hold a variety of personal views, beliefs and approaches based in the variety of our backgrounds, traditions and experiences. We see it as good…

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  • Welcome to QEW’s Earthcare Center!

    Shelley Tanenbaum QEW Friends are invited to visit our Earthcare Center at Friends General Conference this summer, July 1-5, 2013. We are planning an interesting range of presentations every afternoon (except Wednesday, the FGC day of rest, when we’ll show films). You’ll find a schedule posted on our…

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  • Quaker Earthcare Witness & Long-Range Planning

    Anne Mitchell QEW is moving into an exciting period of its existence. At the October 2012 gathering, we reminisced about the first 25 years of the organization from its founding in 1987. Those at that first meeting in 1987 concluded, “There is a need for Friends to give forceful witness…

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  • An Accidental Activist

    Katherine Murray My daughter and I drove through a dramatic April rainstorm to hear the gentle stories and powerful inspiration shared by Dr. Jane Goodall on April 17. Of the many beautiful and poignant ideas in Dr. Goodall’s talk, one in particular has stayed with me over the passing weeks.

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  • Continuing the Conversation

    Judy Lumb Circles of Discernment and Leadings and Concern Groups give Friends the opportunity to deepen and share Quaker Institute for the Future (QIF), as a way to facilitate Spirit-led research and action in the manner of Friends using worship sharing and group discernment on topics of critical importance for the future of…

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  • Letters from Our Readers

    Rory Short, Johannesburg Monthly Meeting Dear QEW Friends, I discovered your website today. It speaks to me. First some personal background: I am a member of Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting and within it I am a member of Johannesburg Monthly Meeting. I am in my mid-seventies and have…

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  • Placing Concern for Earth Center-Stage

    Recently a Friend brought to our attention Sarah Moon’s original play, Tauris, which invites audiences to consider contemporary environmental concerns in the context of Greek drama. Tauris will soon have its world premiere as part of the 5th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in June 2013. Following is a Q&A…

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