Quaker Earthcare Witness is a network of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies.

While QEW supports reforms in laws, technology, education, and institutions, its primary calling is to facilitate transformation of humans' attitudes, values, identity, and worldview that underlie much of the environmental destruction going on in the world today.

You can be part of QEW's work by giving of your time, talents, and financial support, becoming a QEW contact for your Meeting, starting an Earthcare group in your meeting, reading and sharing BeFriending Creation and other QEW literature, and leading Earthcare activities in your Meeting.

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Youth and a Landmark Climate Case in Court

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How often do you hear people complain (or rant, scream, and shout) that the U.S. government is not doing enough about climate change, but they don’t actually do anything about it? Last year, twenty-one young Americans and their famous scientist partner joined together to sue the Federal government. Their case is slowly making its way through the court system, and there was a hearing in Eugene, Oregon in March 2016 to consider a challenge brought by the federal government and three fossil fuel trade associations seeking to have the case dismissed. These twenty-one youth, aged 8 to 19, along with world-renowned climatologist James Hansen, say that the federal government is violating their constitutional rights by allowing the use of fossil fuels.
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Thursday January 28

January 27, 2016

The new constitution was approved with changes that were generated with concern for the carbon footprint of FWCC. The requirement in the constitution was for world gatherings to be held every three years, recently stretched to four years. The new constitution that was approved changes to requiring a world plenary at least every 10 years. Many tasks that had been assigned to the world plenary were reassigned to the Central Executive Committee so that the organization can function between world gatherings.