Quaker Earthcare Witness


Quaker Earthcare Witness focuses on dealing with the ecological devastation in our world through Spirit-led action. Quaker Earthcare Witness “is a network of North American Friends (Quakers) and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.”

In recent visits and connections with Friends, Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) has found increasing awareness and engagement on earthcare concerns. For many the recently concluded decade was a time of waking up to the ecological crises humans are facing, including unprecedented climate change. QEW works to connect Friends who are taking Spirit‐led action; to inspire and educate through sharing stories; and to visit Quaker groups across the United States.

Last fall, QEW was part of an interfaith coalition in support of global Youth Climate Strikes, when globally seven million people participated. The next “deep strike” will be on Earth Day, April 22, as part of a global campaign to raise awareness and demand climate action.

Later in the fall, QEW collaborated with Friends Journal to make a QuakerSpeak video about Friends and earthcare.

QEW offers a community of support through like‐minded peers, educational resources, action items, and expertise on how to make a difference. At the start of this year, QEW launched an outreach project to bring the message of living in harmony with creation to more monthly meetings. Offerings include presentations, workshops, and retreats designed for monthly meetings to respond to challenging times.