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A braided river at the base of the Alaska Range, Denali National Park and Preserve.

Braided Journey

A braided river at the base of the Alaska Range, Denali National Park and Preserve.     Oné of the distinctive features of the Alaskan landscape is the intertwining braids of its mountain rivers. Rain and snowmelt flow onto large gravel🔒

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Shelley Tanenbaum is the general secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW). She currently also serves on the board of Quaker Institute for the Future, and has previously served on the boards of QEW and EarthLight magazine. She is a member of Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley, Calif.


Posted in: Features, January 2015: Climate Change

One Response to Braided Journey

  1. Mr. Louis Cox January 26, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    City & State
    Charlotte, Vermont
    This is a comment from Ruah Swennerfelt, former General Secretary of Quaker Earthcare Witness (wife of Louis Cox–but FJ can only recognize one email address per subscriber household–so far).

    Thanks Shelley for this excellent article. I appreciate the metaphor of the braids. Yes, we and nature all have intricate braids which make up our whole selves. It’s taken a long time for Friends to understand the interconnections of caring for people and caring for Earth. I hope we read many more articles in the future which develop this theme of interconnections. I pray for a day when all people have food, shelter, and hope and Earth is once more in balance.

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