Valerie Joy from the Australia Yearly Meeting voiced her concerns about her healthcare insurance provider, Medibank’s, investment in fossil fuels companies. Read her letter here to gain some inspiration for your own affirmative actions.
Closing the International Accountability Gap in the Extractive Sector: We call on the Government of Canada to ensure that people harmed by the overseas operations of Canadian mining, oil and gas companies are able to access justice in Canada.
Towards a green and fair energy system for all: This QPSW booklet explores how we could build a just and sustainable energy system in the UK in tune with Quaker testimony.
Across the UK, Quakers are taking action on fracking. This briefing explains why our governments should ban fracking and suggests ways that you can take action.
Advice for meetings: Following the divestment of Britain Yearly Meeting’s central funds in 2013, Quaker meetings around Britain are also divesting from fossil fuels. Drawing on their experience, in this guide we outline the process for raising and completing divestment.
If you would like to learn more about the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus and lobby your representative at the US Congress click here.
A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience: The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties.
Bob Schultz, a member of Friends Committee for National Legislation’s General Committee and a dedicated citizen lobbyist, has been working for years to cultivate bipartisan political will to address climate change in Congress. Read about his success story here.
Take a look at the monthly newsletter “Inside the Greenhouse” from the Friends Committee on National Legislation. It provides an insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.
Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) has produced a short leaflet calling on the UK government to take action to create a sustainable future for its citizens. To build sustainable peace, NFPB calls for the government to build the conditions for peace by addressing the causes of war as well promoting non-military responses to conflict. This includes promoting positive yet effective climate action to achieve the reductions in carbon emissions.
Read the two page leaflet to see the other actions that can be taken in order to build sustainable peace.