Quaker Earthcare Witness is a network of Friends in North America, Australia and elsewhere who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective.
Australia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Committee
Australia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Committee shares insights and tools to better navigate and nourish in these times of change and global environmental challenge.
The AYM Earthcare Committee meets regularly to listen and respond to our local natural world, as well as tending to national considerations. We are aware that so many are doing so much to learn and teach about the earth’s troubles, that everyone is responding with care for our earth’s concerns, and we seek ways to bring about healing, and support earthcare initiatives.
To read the Australia Yearly Meeting Earthcare Statement go here: https://www.quakersaustralia.info/Earthcare
Australia Yearly Meeting’s Earthcare Committee Newsletters
The Earthcare Committee’s Newsletter are offered as opportunities, aimed at giving us time and space to reflect on the footprints we leave on this earth and how we might walk more mindfully on our land. The newsletters may be found here: https://www.quakersaustralia.info/Earthcare/earthcare-invitation-newsletters-0
Earthcare Witness Publications
Quaker Earthcare Witness produces a quarterly print and online publication, BeFriending Creation, that highlights Friends’ Earthcare concerns through articles, interviews, book reviews and news items.
QEW has also produced dozens of pamphlets on environmental concerns, including issues of peace, spirituality, population, climate change, energy, sustainability, eco-justice, money simplicity, food, and water. They are downloadable and can be shared with your Meeting.
A few highlights include:
- Eco-Justice: Ecological Responsibility Linked with Social Justice
- Talking about Climate Change: A Practical Guide
- Contemplative Action in the Time of Climate Change
Quaker Earthcare Witness also offers matching $500 grants for Earthcare projects in your Quaker community.
BeFriending Creation is the printed journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness. There is also a version of BeFriending Creation sent out to email subscribers.
BeFriending Creation is published quarterly: January-February-March, April-May-June, July-August-September, October-November-December.
Submissions are welcomed from readers!