Month: June 2014

  • Let the Living Water Flow!

    By Shelley Tanenbaum, QEW General Secretary WHAT DOES FOOT-WASHING have to do with cli­mate chaos? Leave it to worldwide Friends to give me the answer. I had the opportunity in March to attend a section of the Americas consultation sponsored by Friends World Committee for Consultation, in Sacramento, CA (http://www.fwccamericas.org/).

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  • Young Adult Friends Conference on Community, June 6-11, 2014

    There are still five remaining spots in the Continuing Revolution 2014 YAF Conference at Pendle Hill this June 6-11. QEW’s support for this conference has taken many invaluable forms thus far: financial support, programmatic expertise, workshop/interest group lead­ership, elder accompaniment, and participant recruit­ment. Today we need your help with finding…

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  • Brief Update from Downunder

     By Robert Howell THE AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS RESPONSE to Cli­mate Change was established in 2008 (http://www. arrcc.org.au/). It is an initiative focused on multifaith environmental action, linking with like-minded groups such as 350.org, Go Fossil Free Australia, the Austra­lian Student Environmental Network, The Vital Few, and Market Forces. The latter two…

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  • Out of the Silos, Into the Mix

    By Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN TIMETABLE FOR THE SDGS In March the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) completed 12 months of stock-taking in 37 areas of human interac­tion with our natural environment. As of April, the OWG was left with only 20 days…

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  • Epiphany

    By Angela Manno Out of the depths I cry unto you, Oh Presence, Maker of this perfect world Out of this silence but for my own breath Out of the darkness and weightlessness The black infinite night Encrusted with countless stars, cool, distant, white. I turn…

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  • Earth Literacy?

    Brad Stocker, Ed. D. WHEN I SAY THAT I FACILITATE Earth Literacy—as I recently did at the Palm Beach Friends Meeting—the question often comes: What is Earth Literacy? In this article, I’d like to introduce QEW friends and readers to the concept and invite you to engage the question. Let’s…

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  • Letters to Share, May – June 2014

    “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 to Katherine at katherine@quakerearthcare. org, and share…

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  • FCNL & the Moral Call to Conscience on Climate

    by Emily Wirzba, FCNL I OFTEN BECOME OVERWHELMED knowing that climate disruption is causing global temperatures to increase, sea levels to rise, and ecosystems to be irreversibly damaged. At times I become so frustrated at the seeming inability of the U.S. to take meaning­ful action, despite the immense scale of…

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