Living Our Testimonies

Friends believe that the congruence of inward leadings and outward action is an important part of daily faith practice, and so living out our testimony is vital to a vibrant, deepening faith. Throughout history, Friends who lived their testimonies brought light, healing, justice, and new possibilities into dire situations, and in this moment in our Earth’s life, we feel Friends have much to offer in sharing and modeling care for our planet.

In this Section

This section of our website shares stories we hope will inspire you as you seek to live out the leadings you are receiving around your own care for Earth and your involvement in current environmental concerns. You can also explore more about the idea of being in “right relationship” with Earth, learn about QEW Mini Grants for Earthcare projects in your own meeting, and find tips to help you learn and share good Earthcare practices.

Praying on Seeds: Solidarity for Puerto Rican Sovereignty

Saving Cilantro Seed - A NSNP Youth Saves Seed

SUNDAY MORNING’s soft light casts through deep wooden windows. The light shifts and picks up the soft cotton of milkweed seeds, sailing over the heads of those gathered for Quaker Meeting for Worship at Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting. Grace Gonglewski shares a message about “praying on seeds,” as she casts more milkweed seeds about her, stirring magic among those present.

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Friends Community of Practice Rekindles the Fire of Fox

Photo: Quattro Vageena

WE ARE STANDING at the threshold of a potential evolutionary leap in spiritual consciousness. In our lifetimes, a tipping point of the planetary population will have an unprecedented opportunity to let go of outworn ways of living that no longer serve us and our planet. We can help birth an emergent, more compassionate and environmentally resilient future. Yet fear stands between many of us and that eventuality.

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Congress, Climate, & the Desktop Lobbyist

Photo of computer

THE U.S. CONGRESS MAY BE one of the most foot-dragging institutions on the planet with respect to addressing climate disruption, yet we can find some hope in the emergence of the House Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives that meets regularly to advance climate solutions. In this “Noah’s Ark Caucus,” would-be members must apply to join alongside a colleague of the “other party.” The Caucus has grown in two years from just two south Florida members to 74 legislators, half Republicans, half Democrats.  

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.