Quaker Earthcare Witness is a network of North American Friends (Quakers) and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address the ecological and social crises of the world, 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.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring our site, and that you learn more about Quaker Earthcare Witness and sign up to join our mailing list while you're here.

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My View from Smoky California

"Smoke Visualization from California Fires" by Stuart Rankin. An Edited NOAA/GOES image of a visualization of smoke from the California fires wafting across the northern United States to over the Atlantic Ocean. Darker colors indicate denser smoke. Flickr/Creative Commons  "Red sky from California fires" by Tom Christensen. "The sun's rays struggled to penetrate the smoke, and at 9:45 a.m. [about when this photo was taken], it looked as if it were dawn." Flickr/Creative Commons


This has been a dramatic couple of weeks here in California. Three weeks ago we had a wild and rare thunderstorm—three hours of unrelenting lightning. This storm came from a hurricane 1000 miles away. Climate change? It is hard to prove any one storm is directly linked to climate change, but the pattern of precursors is there: widespread drought, extreme heat, warming oceans.

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Quaker Earthcare Witness on Friends Journal's QuakerSpeak

We’re excited to share Quaker Earthcare Witness' collaboration with QuakerSpeak, a project of Friends Journal.The video features Shelley Tanenbaum (General Secretary, QEW), Hayley (Communications Coordinator, QEW), Beverly Ward (Southeastern Yearly Meeting’s Field Secretary for Earthcare and Representative to QEW) and Barb Adams (Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Representative to QEW).