Many Quakers worldwide view climate change as a peace and justice concern. They seek to transform the human activities which feed environmental crises unprecedented in human history, including the rate of species extinction, ocean acidification, soil erosion, chemical pollution and the rate of rising global temperature. Many Quakers view these crises as symptoms of a broken relationship with the Earth. In turn, they seek to live with hope and love, to live more sustainably and fairly in cherishing Creation.
This website is a resource portal for Quakers to share their actions, and to inspire each other.
To get you started, some of the key building blocks of Quaker climate action are linked below:
- The Kabarak Call to Peace and Ecojustice
- The Quaker Statement on Climate Change
- The FWCC Sustainability Minute
Resources provided are categorised as follows:
- Spiritual, Lifestyle and Community
- National Political Engagement
- International Political Engagement
- General Resources
We hope this portal can support the Quaker communities worldwide in expressing their faith through action. Please get in touch if you wish to share your climate or sustainable livelihoods action.
The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva oversees this portal. Please see below a list of Quaker organisations worldwide which are engaged in sustainability and/or climate change as a peace and justice concern.
Links to other Quaker Organisations
- American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
- Canadian Friends Service Committee
- Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)
- Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
- Friends General Conference (FGC)
- Friends United Meeting (FUM)
- Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC)
- Living Witness
- Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB)
- Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA)
- Quaker Earthcare Witness
- Quakers in Ireland
- Quakers in the World
- Quakers Peace and Social Witness (QPSW)
- Quakers United Nations Office (QUNO)
Cover picture: Mike Pinches 2015