Month: October 2015

  • Share Your Quaker Witness for Climate Justice!

    Send us your short, selfie video and lift your Quaker voice for the environment! We have started a new video project, called “What Canst Thou Say?” and we’re asking Friends to send us short (3-minute or less) selfie videos that answer two questions: (1) What is…

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  • Podcasts from Friends

    “DOING THE WORK OF NOAH: GROWING THE ARK” Tom Small, co-clerk of the Publications committee, was interviewed on Northern Spirit Radio in August, talking about responding to species extinction and creating habitats with native fauna. You can listen to the interview here: http://www.northernspiritradio.org/episode/doing-work-noah-growing-ark “NICARAGUA INTER-OCEANIC CANAL – NO!”…

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  • Creating Campaigns: EQAT’s Process of Discernment

    George Lakey, Earth Quaker Action Team On March 2, 2015, PNC Bank said it would give up financing mountaintop removal coal mining. The New York Times and the Guardian joined other media outlets in announcing the outcome of EQAT’s campaign demanding that PNC “Bank Like Appalachia Matters!” (BLAM!)…

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  • A Path to Changing Hearts–An Interview with Alan Burns

    By Jeff Meyer, Charlotte Friends Meeting Quakers have joined with many other groups and people of good will in the effort to do something about climate change. We want to be better stewards of the environment, combat global warming, stop poisoning the environment, reduce our use of fossil…

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  • My Time in Washington

    Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN On Wednesday night, with the Pope to speak the next day, QEW Friends participated in the interfaith program and the overnight vigil organized by the Franciscan Action Network (https://franciscanaction.org/). Can you imagine a gathering of Jews from differing communities, Muslims,…

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  • Over planned and under organized: On target but missing the mark

    Roy Taylor, Clerk of QEW The release of the Pope’s Encyclical earlier this summer set the stage for his historic visit to the United States and his address to both houses of Congress. What a perfect opportunity for the interfaith community to respond with multiple corresponding events in Washington DC…

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  • Expectant Waiting–Expectant Doing

    Shelley Tanenbaum, QEW General Secretary It feels like the entire state of California is holding our collective breath as we wait for El Nino to water our thirsty crops, reservoirs, shrunken lakes, and trees. In the city, trees deprived of winter rains for the past four years are dropping leaves…

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  • NEYM’s Public Response to Pope Francis

    New England Yearly Meeting [Editor’s note: This statement is posted on NEYM’s website at: http://neym.org/news/public-statement-climate-change-response-pope-francis] In his address to the U.S. Congress and to our nation, Pope Francis invited us to pray for him, and to pray together. On behalf of the Quaker faith communities in the…

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  • Canadian Happenings

    CYM SIGNS INTERFAITH DECLARATION ON CLIMATE JUSTICE Canadian Yearly Meeting has signed on to an interfaith declaration seeking action on climate change, poverty reduction and justice for aboriginal peoples. The seven-page declaration “On promoting Climate Justice and Ending Poverty in Canada; Faith Communities in Canada Speak Out,” was…

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  • Share Your Quaker Witness for Climate Justice!

    z Send us your short, selfie video and lift your Quaker voice for the environment! We have started a new video project, called “What Canst Thou Say?” and we’re asking Friends to send us short (3-minute or less) selfie videos that answer two questions: (1) What…

    Read More
  • Podcasts from Friends

    “DOING THE WORK OF NOAH: GROWING THE ARK” Tom Small, co-clerk of the Publications committee, was interviewed on Northern Spirit Radio in August, talking about responding to species extinction and creating habitats with native fauna. You can listen to the interview here: http://www.northernspiritradio.org/episode/doing-work-noah-growing-ark “NICARAGUA INTER-OCEANIC CANAL – NO!”…

    Read More
  • Creating Campaigns: EQAT’s Process of Discernment

    Creating Campaigns: EQAT’s Process of Discernment George Lakey, Earth Quaker Action Team On March 2, 2015, PNC Bank said it would give up financing mountaintop removal coal mining. The New York Times and the Guardian joined other media outlets in announcing the outcome of EQAT’s campaign demanding that…

    Read More
  • A Path to Changing Hearts–An Interview with Alan Burns

    By Jeff Meyer, Charlotte Friends Meeting Quakers have joined with many other groups and people of good will in the effort to do something about climate change. We want to be better stewards of the environment, combat global warming, stop poisoning the environment, reduce our use of fossil…

    Read More
  • In Quaker Silence: Reflections on QEW’s Recent Week in Washington DC

    Russ Adams, North Columbus (Ohio) Monthly Meeting In Quaker silence, do I hear our humanitarian ancestors, our abolitionist ancestors, our pacifist ancestors, crying out to us to pursue full sustainability for ourselves and our children and all folks yet to come…while there is time? Perhaps an…

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  • My Time in Washington

    Mary Gilbert, QEW Representative to the UN On Wednesday night, with the Pope to speak the next day, QEW Friends participated in the interfaith program and the overnight vigil organized by the Franciscan Action Network (https://franciscanaction.org/). Can you imagine a gathering of Jews from differing communities, Muslims,…

    Read More
  • Over planned and under organized: On target but missing the mark

    Roy Taylor, Clerk of QEW The release of the Pope’s Encyclical earlier this summer set the stage for his historic visit to the United States and his address to both houses of Congress. What a perfect opportunity for the interfaith community to respond with multiple corresponding events in Washington DC…

    Read More
  • Expectant Waiting–Expectant Doing

    helley Tanenbaum, QEW General Secretary It feels like the entire state of California is holding our collective breath as we wait for El Nino to water our thirsty crops, reservoirs, shrunken lakes, and trees. In the city, trees deprived of winter rains for the past four years are dropping leaves…

    Read More