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.

Collective Community Resilience: Thinking Through Climate Change and Defunding the Police

ONE OF THE MOST important lessons I learned when working in sustainable development overseas is to listen to the people most impacted by the problems to appropriately co-create viable solutions. Sometimes they would prioritize things that seemed strange to me. But over time, I would realize that they usually knew what they were talking about. 

The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Young and Old for Climate Justice

Workshop participants at Quaker Center
GEORGE LAKEY, lifelong civil rights activist, and Friend, hosted “Young and Old for Climate Justice: A Dialog” at Quaker Center in Ben Lomond, CA this January. Forty Friends, ages ranging from 15 to 80, joined the weekend-long retreat in the redwoods. Shelley Tanenbaum, QEW’s General Secretary, and I participated in the workshop as our own “young/old” team. As a group, we engaged in important work of deeply listening across the generations, remaining active and engaged alongside grief, and learning how we can build a more just future. 
The quarterly journal of Quaker Earthcare Witness.

Apply for a QEW Mini-Grant

Quaker Earthcare Witness encourages and supports Friends groups, meetings, and organizations that are looking for ways to enhance their practical and spiritual relationship with Earth. We offer $500 matching grants to help Friends complete eco-friendly projects. Submit your application any time of the year. 

To apply for a QEW Mini-Grant, follow these steps: