WE ARE CALLED to live in the right relationship with all Creation, recognizing that the entire world is interconnected and is a manifestation of God.
WE WORK to integrate into the beliefs and practices of the Religious Society of Friends the Truth that God’s Creation is to be respected, protected, and held in reverence in its own right, and the Truth that human aspirations for peace and justice depend upon restoring the earth’s ecological integrity.
WE PROMOTE these Truths by being patterns and examples, by communicating our message, and by providing spiritual and material support to those engaged in the compelling task of transforming our relationship to the earth.
Some Friends may choose a different language to describe their personal reasons for supporting or sharing in the work of Quaker Earthcare Witness. All are welcome who seek to further QEW’s programs and activities.
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, incorporated in the State of Michigan since 1987.
QEW organizational structure consists of a Steering Committee, more than half of whom are appointed by regional Quaker organizations known as “Yearly Meetings,” as well as standing committees, projects, and working groups that are run by volunteers. There is a small paid office staff.
QEW’s work consists primarily of 1) material and spiritual support for individual Friends and Friends groups who are working on ecological sustainability issues from a spiritual perspective and 2) publications, programs, projects, and other activities that are aimed at making human activities not only ecologically sustainable but in harmony with the larger purposes of God’s creation.
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