Upcoming Events

  • Navigating the Storms – Prophetic Witness for an Earth Restored

    Monday, June 24th, 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific

    We live in a time of great change. Since 1945, the fate of Life on our tender planet has hung in the balance of human choice. If humanity does not soon develop wisdom and global solidarity, we will, through technological hubris, vain ambition, and age-old rivalries, unravel the thread of Life. In these trying times, how might we find solace and wisdom in the Mountains, Winds, and Seas of the Earth? How might we become students of the Living World? As Quakers, will we “garden as the world burns,” or will we rise to the heights of our tradition, take bold and unprecedented action, and rediscover our “Prophetic Voice?”

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  • QEW Earthcare Center at the FGC Gathering

    Monday, July 1st, 7 a.m. Eastern-Friday July 5th, 5:30 p.m.

    Join us at the Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering for a week of worship, conversations, and presentations. The Earthcare Center will be a hub for those interested in learning about spirit-led environmental action, living in right relationship with our planet, the histories of Quaker relationships with Indigenous peoples, and those seeking community and support in their Earthcare.

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  • 2024 UN High-Level Political Forum Virtual Side Event

    Thursday, July 11th, 1:30 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. Pacific

    In recognition of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent (2015 – 2024) and the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028), the Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW), United Nations Working Group will convene a virtual side event during the 2024 UN High-level Political Forum.

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  • Peacemaking & Earthcare: A Dialogue with Lindsey Fielder Cook & Joyce Ajlouny

    Saturday, July 20th, 11 a.m. Eastern/8 a.m. Pacific

    Join QEW in dialogue with Joyce Ajlouny, General Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, and Lindsey Fielder Cook, Representative for Climate Change at Quaker United Nations Office. They will discuss their experiences working at the intersection of global peacemaking and climate change and explore how we might transform the impacts of these conflicts to bring about a life-giving future for our species and the Web of Life.

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  • Layers of Time Near Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. Photo by Kathy Barnhart

    QEW Fall Gathering

    Thursday, October 3rd, 4 p.m. MDT to Sunday, October 6th 11 a.m MDT

    QEW gathers twice a year to worship, enjoy fellowship, and conduct business with each other. In the fall, we we will be gathering in person at the Norbertine Spirituality Center at Santa Maria de la Vid Abbey in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from October 3rd to the 6th.

    All Steering Committee members are encouraged to attend, and we warmly welcome visitors for any or all of our sessions.

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Recurring Events

  • Monthly Worship Sharing

    Fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Eastern time/4 p.m. Pacific time

    In worship sharing, we gather in small groups to focus on a particular query to explore our own experience and share with each other more deeply than we would in normal conversation. It seeks to draw us into sacred space, where we can take down our usual defenses and encounter each other in “that which is eternal.”

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  • Weekly Fellowship Hour

    Each Friday, 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Pacific

    Most Monthly Meetings have a fellowship hour for dialogue and discussions—the QEW Fellowship hour is designed to mimic this informal environment! Come as you are to discuss earthcare, spirituality, Quakerism, and catch up with other dear people in our community.

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Committee and Working Group Meetings

All are welcome to attend our committee and working group meetings. See our calendar below for meeting dates and Zoom links. If you have questions about becoming involved with QEW, please contact Miche at miche@quakerearthcare.org.

Standing Committees oversee basic organizational functions and the spiritual life of QEW.
Working Groups engage with ongoing, concrete projects and issues of interest to the organization.

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    Standing Committees Include

    Outreach Committee, Spiritual Nurturance Committee, Personnel Committee, Finance Committee, Publications Committee, Nominating Committee, and Futures Committee

    Committee and Working Group Descriptions
  • Graphic of the Earth with "For the Love of the Earth" in white lettering and eight photos of people surrounding the globe

    Working Groups Include

    Mini-Grants Working Group, No Name Working Group, Population Working Group, United Nations Working Group, and the Friends Committee on National Legislation Working Group

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