Category: Pamphlets for Sharing

Quaker Earthcare Witness approved long form essays.

  • Fossil Free

    Divestment as Lived Faith

    Friends around the world are taking steps to make their lives reflect changes crucial to the survival of life on Earth. Many consider divesting from fossil fuels as one such step that is consistent with Quaker values and testimonies. Friends are not alone in this consideration; other religious denominations have…

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  • Rainbow in green field with blue sky

    Contemplative Action in the Time of Climate Change

    By Tom Small and  the QEW Publications and Spiritual  Nurturance Committees We live in the time of The Long Emergency, and the Age of Unintended Consequences. Every morning brings evidence of loss: extinction of species, loss of traditional cultures, loss of freedom. Are we, as a civilization, losing our souls?…

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  • Two hands holding small fern

    Human-Induced Climate Change

    By the QEW Sustainability: Faith & Action Working Group What are the effects of human-induced climate change? Human-induced climate change threatens to overarch all the human misuses of creation, including rapidly growing human population, habitat destruction, over-exploitation of resources, and introduction of invasive species. Human-induced climate change is the…

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  • Two hands holding small fern

    Soil: Begin with the Beginning

    Share this Article This article is part of our Pamphlet for Sharing Series Download PDF By Tom Small It begins with the land. And the land begins from the soil. Soil that lives. The soil is the great connector of lives, the…

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  • Eco-Justice: Ecological Responsibility Linked with Social Justice

    “You can’t achieve peace unless it’s accompanied by a constant striving to address the issues of justice. This means that your work will never end. It will never end.” —John Mohawk, Seneca Nation This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee.

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  • Human Reproduction is in the Commons: The Case for Smaller Families

    This article was created by the Population Working Group of Quaker Earthcare Witness and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, essays on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making..  Download the PDF or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “In past times God’s Creation…

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  • Two people backlit by pink sunset sitting in chairs under a tree

    Talking about Climate Change: A Practical Guide

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. The way we communicate our message is critical so that the vast majority of people not only grasp what we are trying…

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  • Image of two conversation buttons like the yin-yang symbol

    Talking about Climate Change: A Call for Dialog

    “It is good for thee to dwell deep that thou mayest feel and understand the spirits of people.” —John Woolman (1) “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt,
 that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” —Colossians 4:62 (2) “Whoever says Thou does not…

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  • Three people in black and white: A woman, a man with glasses, and a child.

    Adoption: An Option for Friends

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, essays on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community.   Download the PDF here or order…

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  • Back on woman standing on shore during sunset

    Empowering Women: The Link to Population

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community. Download the PDF here or order…

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  • Bee on yellow flowers

    A Witness on Sexuality for Friends

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community. Download the PDF here or order…

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  • Closeup of baby with bottle in black and white

    Seeking Clearness on Childbearing in a Crowded World

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community. Download the PDF or order print…

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  • Shadow hands holding lit globe in their hands

    Immigration in a Crowded World: A Friends’ Perspective

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community. Download…

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  • Toronto Canada Skyline at Night

    Friends Witness on Population

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. We hope you use them as an educational tool with your community. Download…

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  • Forest with path

    Friends Seeking Clearness on Abortion

    This article was created by QEW’s Population Working Group and is part of our “Pamphlets for Sharing” series, reflections on important topics researched, written, and edited using Quaker discernment and decision-making. This text is intended as an aid to worship-sharing on this sensitive topic.

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  • Earthcare, Our Spiritual Journey Home

    By Mary C. Coelho and Mary Jo Klingel Illustrations by Mary C. Coelho The New Story prepares us for further evolution in human consciousness, to become active participants in the creative Earth process. “WHAT does that have to do with me? So what?” That’s how some people respond when told…

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  • Glass filled with pennies and nickels with small plant growing out of it

    Friends, Money, and the Earth

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. Mindful earning, spending, giving, and investing can lower our ecological foot- prints and promote peace and social justice. But going beyond our…

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  • Woman counts US dollar bills

    Mindful Living, Mindful Giving

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. “COMPASSIONATE CONSUMPTION is not about sacrificing or giving up what we need. It is about reawakening to the sacred within and around…

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  • The Spiritual Dimension: Why We Care for the Earth

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series. Download the PDF or email info@quakerearthcare.org for print copies to share and distribute. By Jack Phillips WHAT DO WE MEAN by saying, “Our concern for the Earth is a spiritual one”? By recognizing this concern as spiritual, we are…

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  • Quakers Practicing Sustainability

    This article is part of QEW’s Pamphlets for Sharing Series. Download it here or email info@quakerearthcare.org Practicing Sustainability—What Does It Mean for Friends? Caterpillars undergo transformation into butterflies; tadpoles into frogs. This is metamorphosis. Can we transform our culture and our individual lives to…

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  • Landscape of water and bare trees

    Slowing Down the Speed of Life

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. Slowing down is a spiritual process, based on reverence for life, ourselves, and each other. LIFE has its own cycles, rhythms, and…

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  • Peace on Earth, Peace with Earth

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. The Peace Testimony The Peace Testimony is a principal tenet of the Religious Society of Friends. Friends have always worked to reconcile…

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  • Birds flock at dusk

    Freeing Ourselves from Possessions

    This article is part of our Pamphlets for Sharing series produced by QEW’s Publications Committee. Download the PDF here or order print copies by emailing info@quakerearthcare.org. By Tom Small FOR SOME TIME NOW, my house has been becoming more transparent. I can see across it,…

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