Month: October 2016

  • 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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  • Ecological Guidance and the Sense of the Divine

    By Keith Helmuth. The fate of the human now hangs on our engagement with ecological guidance; the task Thomas Berry calls “the Great Work.” The sense of guidance provided by the ecological worldview is not unlike a new revelation, perhaps even a new sense of the Divine. We may not…

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  • Letters to Share, September-October 2016

    Letters to Share, September-October 2016 July 29, 2016 To Quaker Earthcare Witness As a means of raising our and others’ awareness of the issue of global climate change, our meeting has created a voluntary carbon tax for those members wishing to participate. Adopting the idea from the Mt. Tobey,…

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  • Reverence and Right Action

    By David Jaber I was not raised Quaker, but instead came to Quakerism after having developed an environmental conscience that has very much shaped my life and how I spend my time. You might take that as one indicator of the compatibility of deep earth ethics with Quaker practice. Let’s…

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  • Buddhists, Friends, and Buddhist-Quaker Harmonic Unity with Nature

    By Pamela Boyce Simms “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.” “The Cosmos is in us. We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the…

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  • Light Pink Dahlia

    What’s Emerging?

    By Sara Wolcott. What is it that Quakerism contributes to my ecological journey? I am vexed by this question. Five years ago, when my primary sense of religious belonging was nestled deep within the Religious Society of Friends, it would have been easy for me to answer. My confidence that…

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  • Cogs on Blue Background

    A Blueprint for Climate Action

    By Paul Klinkman Friends are encouraged to expand their carbon handprint.  Increasing Friends’ involvement can have considerably more impact on the world’s climate than if they simply shrink their carbon footprint.  I see Friends acting in four somewhat distinct directions: Personal and corporate witness:  Abolitionists wouldn’t own slaves and wouldn’t…

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  • Stewardship of QEW

    Your year-end gifts matter a great deal! Please donate here, and thank you! DONATE We QEW Friends are becoming better environmental and eco-justice stewards. In 2015, our projects and activities supported fossil fuel divestment, promoted native landscaping, worked toward the Paris climate agreement, financed local sustainability projects, and emboldened…

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  • Are you the next QEW publications coordinator?

    By Katherine Murray A note from Katherine: After four great years as the QEW Publications Coordinator, I am sad to say that I’ve felt led to resign my position. As many of you know, in addition to my half-time role at QEW, I am also a hospice chaplain, and I have…

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  • Our Birthright: The Night Sky

    By Shelley Tanenbaum. I’m not one to believe that the universe owes me (or anyone) anything.  But, after spending five nights camping in semi-remote places between Denver and San Francisco, seeing what appeared to be an infinite number of stars and the Milky Way every night, I am moved to…

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