BeFriending Creation

Quarterly newsletter of Quaker Earthcare Witness

Volume 28, No 5
September - October 2015

Greetings, Friends! We have an inspiring issue for you this month. First we hear from George Lakey, who shares the process of the Earth Quaker Action Team as they moved toward plans for their new BLAM! (Bank Like Appalachia Matters) campaign. Next we listen in on an interview with author and advocate Alan Burns, who participated in a 625-mile walk in the Philippines to bring awareness to environmental issues. Shelley Tanenbaum, General Secretary, also shares a view into the faithful response of Californians to the drought and connects it to hopeful expectations for a listening world at the climate talks in Paris in December of this year.

In addition to these interesting articles, we have as special section in which several Friends share their perspectives on the Pope's visit to the U.S. in late September. Several QEW Friends went to Washington to take part, and you'll hear their reflections here. We also include a thoughtful statement published by NEYM in response to the Pope's visit and message.

We hope this issue gives you much inspiration, food for thought, and more than a touch of hope. Enjoy!

Featured Articles in this Issue: 
Creating Campaigns: EQAT's Process of Discernment
A Path to Changing Hearts--An Interview with Alan Burns