Month: October 2013

  • A Call for Transformation

    By Anne Mitchell, General Secretary Have you ever wondered about the World Council of Churches? The WCC is the broadest and most inclusive among the ecumenical movement, with members in more than 110 countries, representing more than 500 million members from 345 member churches.

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  • Learning about Climate Change…in Vietnam

    A Q&A interview with David Schaad, a 2013 Mini-Grant recipient In this and continuing issues of BeFriending Creation, we are sharing profiles of our most recent Mini-Grant recipients. We hope the stories inspire you to consider your own Mini-Grant application for a project your meeting would love to do!…

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  • Report on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    By Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN I was there in 2001 when Indigenous representatives at the UN first heard that the UN would host and support an annual Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII). I saw grown people jumping in the halls, rejoicing. This May I…

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  • QEW Shines at Southeastern Yearly Meeting

    By Mary Jo Klingel Each year, Southeastern Yearly Meeting Friends come together for our annual meeting on the beautiful grounds of a Methodist camp in central Florida. This year our Gathering was titled “Becoming Whole in Mind, Body, Spirit and Planet.” The highlight of our week…

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  • The Impact of Population on Climate Change: A Program Preview

    By Roy Treadway At the QEW Steering Committee Meeting and Annual Gathering in Chicago (October 24-27, 2013), collaborators Ken Lawrence, Dick Grossman, Roy Treadway, and Stan Becker will be leading an informative and stirring program on the subject of population as it relates to climate change. Thanks to Roy…

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  • Climate Change is the Issue of Our Times: I=PATE

    By Shelley Tanenbaum, Clerk Most of us reading this know that climate change is the issue of our times. Knowing that so many of us are working on this together helps lighten this heavy burden. Climate change and what we can do about it is the theme for…

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  • Letters to Share

    By eric maya joy dear friends, the following quote jumped out from martin luther king’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” it drew out of me what i have come to feel are foundational aspects of right relationship with earth. “… In any nonviolent campaign there are…

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  • Climate Change—Embracing Corporate Quaker Action

    By Mt. Toby Friends Climate Witness Committee Over the past three years a group at Mt. Toby Friends Meeting in Leverett, Massachusetts has studied the issue of climate change. In that time, the meeting made a number of structural improvements to reduce carbon use in the meeting house.

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