RELEVANT LINKS OF WEBSITES, ARTICLES
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is a network of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address ecological and social crises from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies, including continuing revelation.
Three articles on climate change that not only explain the scientific basis for this dilemma but shine light on new paths to a sustainable human presence on the earth.
A British Yearly meeting 2009 response to the crisis of climate change. Other resources include articles on responding to climate change, earth and economy, green advices and queries, sustainability for peace newsletters, activities for all age groups and briefings on sustainability and peace.
Australian Quaker statement on climate change January 2013 on the National Council of Churches website
An article from the Friends’ Council on National Legislation (FCNL) – a call to conscience on climate change
Quakers from around the UK have joined together to call for the government to change its priorities, and to take steps to reduce their own carbon footprint, and increase their care of the natural environment (August 2009)
Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute website about Quaker concern for the effects of climate change
Greenfaith website – Interfaith partners for the environment. Quaker statements on the environment
Quaker workshop minute on climate change—Part 1; workshop at the Friends General Conference Gathering (FGC)
Quakers in Aotearoa – Quaker climate change and governance conference; other topics include climate change in New Zealand, global climate change, how to be carbon neutral, the future is ours and our children’s and thoughts on Quaker simplicity
Quaker United Nations Office – Climate Change and the International Negotiations developments
A booklet “Friends leading: Climate Change – A Crisis of Spirit” (50th annual Walton lecture)
Quaker Institute for the Future – publications including “Right Relationship – Building a Whole Earth Economy”
Quaker Council for European Affairs – briefing paper on poverty, inequality and climate change (2011)
Blog about above briefing paper
Quakernomics is a forum for discussion and debate about the relationships between the economic system, our lives, and the Earth. It is a space to both reflect on and plan ways to build a more just and sustainable world. Quakernomics has been set up by Quaker Peace & Social Witness (QPSW) in Britain as a space for Friends and others to share ideas, debate, learn and be inspired to take action.
An article in The Australian Friend, December 2013 by Andrew Glikson from Canberra Regional Meeting entitled “IPCC Climate Trends: Blueprints for Tipping Points in Earth’s Climate”
Quakers for Climate Change (FCNL)