Month: February 2014

  • Envisioning 2014

    By Shelley Tanenbaum, QEW General Secretary What is in store for QEW in the coming year? As I begin my new job as your General Secretary, I’ve been thinking about new directions, areas that need shoring up and existing strong programs that we want to maintain and grow.

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  • The Negotiation Landscape: Countries

    By Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN Years ago at a morning briefing for NGOs, a naïve newcomer asked, “Why don’t you just take the UN position?” Experienced people stared. The week before, the Secretary General had made a sensible statement and she wondered why we didn’t…

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  • 2014 QEW Mini-Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

    Do you have a great idea for an Earthcare project you want to do with your Monthly Meeting or other Friends group? Submit an application for a QEW Mini-Grant! We match funding up to $350 for projects that meet our application criteria. We welcome your project…

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  • Letters to Share

    submitted by QEW Readers “What canst thou say” about spirit-led efforts on behalf of Earth, about your own stirrings toward care for the planet, in relation to the vision and thoughtful action of Quaker Earthcare Witness as a whole? We’d like to hear from you. Send your letters…

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  • Eco-Resources from Friends

    QEW Friends We like to begin each new year with an offering of Earth-friendly resources—in print, video, and web content—shared by QEW members and supporters. This year we have a good mix of inspiring and informative sources to recommend. Thanks to all who participated!   THE PERMACULTURE HANDBOOK:…

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  • Reporting from the WCC in Busan

    By Anne Mitchell In late October, Anne Mitchell travelled to participate in the World Council of Churches (WCC) 10th International Assembly in Busan, Republic of Korea. Here is a brief summary of her trip. You can read Anne’s full report, including recommendations relevant for QEW specifically, on our…

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  • A View from COP 19

    By Lindsey Fielder Cook, QUNO Climate Change Representative In November, more than 8,000 people gathered in Warsaw to attend the UN Conference on Climate Change. The conference was known as COP 19, including the 19th Conference of Parties and the 9th Meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol…

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  • Two Row Journey: July 27–August 11, 2013

    by Liseli Haines with Buffy Curtis I hadn’t used the inkle loom ever before. Now I threaded it with white and purple. White and purple are the colors of the quahog shells, the colors of the beads made by Native Americans, and the colors of the original wampum…

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  • Traveling with the Two Row Wampum Renewal

    by Buffy Curtis with Liseli Haines In 1613, two sets of peoples made an agreement to travel down the “river of life, side by side, each in their own boats–as long as the sun rises in the East, the grass is green and the river flows downhill.” It…

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