About Us

QEW in Washington 2013

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

QEW has grown over the last 25 years out of a deepening sense of spiritual connection with the natural world. Out of this has come an urgency to work on climate and related issues.

Our Work

Engaging and Connecting stems from a desire to create larger community in this action. Read more.

Deepening Spirituality stems from a conviction and consciousness that the global crisis of ecological sustainability is at root a spiritual crisis. Read more.

Living our Testimonies stems from the need to change what we do and how we do it to get in right relationship with Earth. Read more.

Speaking Out to local, national and international audiences that Creation is to be held in reverence in its own right, and that human aspirations for peace and justice depend upon restoring Earth's ecological integrity. Read more.

Our Goals

We seek to

  • Nurture and share spirit inspired continuing revelation that awakens, transforms, and empowers effective action to meet the physical challenges we face.
  • Turn to our Friends' roots, develop a Friends' response plan, pose the right queries and questions, and give us hope.
  • Work with other Quaker organizations, including: FCNL, QUNO and QIF to develop a strong Quaker voice and actions on living in right relationship.
  • Use our website and other social media to enable our constituency to share concerns and information on vital issues, tell our stories of what we are trying to do to address these problems, and help each other make the transformational changes that are necessary for us to address the ecological, social and spiritual crises that we face.