Our Publications

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Quaker Earthcare Witness publishes materials to inspire, inform, educate, and share ideas for Quakers and caring others who are seeking to integrate their concern for Earth with Friends' long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, equality, and justice.

Our publications include

  • BeFriending Creation. Quaker Earthcare Witness publishes a bi-monthly journal, BeFriending Creation, that reports and celebrates what Friends and Friends Meetings and organizations are doing and saying about the global crisis in ecological sustainability. Click here for more information on BeFriending Creation.

  • QEW Resources for Earthcare Action is a bi-monthly enewsletter from Quaker Earthcare Witness that offers resources, articles, and opportunities you can share with your Monthly Meeting and others who may be interested.

  • View the QEW blog to see where QEW Friends have been traveling and what they've been up to. You'll find stories, pictures, and bits of inspiration as Friends participate in events and reflect on issues of concern for our planet.

  • QEW pamphlets.  QEW has more than 20 trifold and quad-fold pamphlets on a wider-range of Earthcare-related issues. Download the full pamphlet or order printed versions from the QEW office. There is no charge for pamphlets but donations are encouraged to help cover printing costs and postage and handling expenses.

  • Quaker Eco-Bulletin. Quaker Earthcare Witness publishes a bi-monthly eco-bulletin that reports on "Information and Action Addressing Public Policy for an Ecologically Sustainable World." Click here for more information on the Quaker Eco-Bulletin.

  • QEW booklets. QEW has published, or has agreed to distribute, several booklets on spirituality and Earthcare. Titles in print are Walking Gently on the Earth, an Earthcare Checklist; Healing Ourselves and the Earth; Natural Awareness as a Spiritual Practice; Spirituality and Sustainability, a Study Guide for Friends and Others; Arrowhead to Hand Axe: In Search of Ecololgical Guidance; and Be Ye Perfect: the Quaker Call to Wholeness. You can request a copy of a booklet by emailing our publications coordinator (these items are not available in electronic format).

  • QEW Books. We have published several books on spirituality and Earthcare. Titles in print are:Earthcare for Friends, a Study Guide for Individuals and Faith Communities; Population is People, a Friends Perspective; and Caring for Creation: The Biblical Basis for Earthcare. You can request a copy of a book by emailing our publications coordinator (these books are not available in electronic format).

Friends in Publishing

In addition, Quaker Earthcare Witness supports the good work and efforts of other organizations publishing materials related to Friends' work on behalf of Earth:

    • Quaker Institute of the Future. A number of Quaker Earthcare Witness supporters also write for Quaker Institute for the Future, which publishes research-based long-form pamphlets on a variety of compelling Earthcare topics. You can find out more by visiting the pamphlet page on Quaker Institute for the Future's website