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.

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How to Help Pollinators in Your Own Neighborhood

Green sweat bee on New England aster. Photo: Dave Crawford.

Robin Wall Kimmerer (Braiding Sweetgrass, 2014) suggests humans can restore natural landscapes as a gift to Earth in exchange for the gifts nature provides to humans. She suggests that Earth might say “thank you” to humans for doing this.  I’ve done this in my yard, and Earth says “thank you” in pollinators!

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.


QEW Steering Committee Meeting THE UNITED NATIONS Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) frightening report provoked new conversations and realizations about the terrifying realities of climate disruption  and the urgency of our committed action. With each new study or news story, we at Quaker Earthcare Witness reaffirm the power of our vision, “to search for that life which affirms the unity of all Creation,” and “to participate in the healing of the Earth.” We are summoning our own spiritual power and helping each other move toward faithful action.