Month: August 2014

  • What’s Up With QEW – Mid-Year Report

    By Shelley Tanenbaum. General Secretary Our world is heating up, quite literally—and QEW is ramping up our activities and enlarging our network to address this challenge. More than ever, our network of Friends carrying concerns for Earthcare is needed to share information and stories, provide support, encourage spiritual…

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  • The Concerns of Global Indigenous Peoples Today By Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN The bottom line for the indigenous peoples of the world is their sovereignty and the recognition of that sovereignty. Despite, as one man put it, “choosing or being forced to live” within the borders of…

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  • You’re Invited! Join Us at the QEW Annual Gathering

    We hope you’ll consider joining us this fall and help form the goals and projects that are ahead for QEW. What do you feel are the key issues for us to be engaged in, and how can we best witness in the world during 2015 and beyond? We…

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  • Greetings from Friendly Mystics

    Greetings from Friendly Mystics Greetings to Friends everywhere from the participants in “Naming Our Spiritual Condition: The Second Annual Gathering of Friendly Mystics,” organized by What Canst Thou Say (WCTS) which is a Quaker journal, a meeting for worship in print. During our first annual gathering…

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  • Kicking Over the Traces and Restoring Connections

    By Ruth Small While reading The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture, Daphne Miller, M.D. began underlining more and more passages from a chapter titled, “The Body and the Earth,” riddling its pages with a surfeit of pencil marks and notations (Miller, xii). With Miller’s medical training…

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  • Join the People’s March for Climate Change!

    Join the People’s March for Climate Change! Come join us September 21, 2014 as we participate in what is being billed as the largest climate rally ever. It is time to stand up and be counted. Quaker Earthcare Witness is one of the many sponsors of this event.

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  • Grab a Shovel, Find Some Dirt, & Join the Good Food Revolution

    By Justin Mog, Louisville Friends Meeting Like my fellow Kentuckian, Wendell Berry, and my fellow Ohio native, Gene Logsdon, I consider myself a bit of a contrary farmer. I reject the notion that agriculture can occur only in the wide-open countryside on farms stretching for hundreds of acres.

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  • A Meditation on Seed and Seedtime

    By Tom Small Virtually all of us, expelled from the garden that was our heritage and birthright, seek to recover, somehow, a seed that will germinate and flower, nourish and sustain us. In that seed is the genesis of contemplative action, its harbinger and its sign. Scott Chaskey, like Wendell…

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