Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) works to connect Friends who are taking Spirit-led action on earthcare in North America and to inspire a Quaker response to the compounding crises of our times. QEW shares stories of Friends in action through print and online publications, like its quarterly newsletter BeFriending Creation, and it sponsors workshops and presentations in Quaker communities.
QEW has responded to the global pandemic and the racial justice uprising by asking big questions about its role in creating a more just world, the possibility of rapid change during a crisis, how it can better partner with the environmental justice movement and with frontline communities, and its role in institutionalized racism as a Friends organization.
In April, QEW hosted a successful online Steering Committee meeting of more than 60 Friends from across the United States and Canada. It also hosted a series of monthly online worship sharing opportunities in partnership with Friends General Conference.
This summer and fall, eight members of QEW are virtually visiting meetings around the United States to offer workshops on a range of topics: COVID-19 and climate change; regenerative agriculture; water; climate justice; the Work That Reconnects; the financial and economic roots of the climate emergency; and more. Workshop and presentation descriptions are available on the website.