Eco-Justice Working Group

10.10 Tree-planting. Norma Ruiz

“Making peace with the earth was always an ethical and ecological imperative. It has now become a survival imperative for our species…People’s need for food and water can be met only if nature’s capacity to provide food and water is protected. Defending the rights of Mother Earth is therefore the most important human rights and social justice struggle. It is the broadest peace movement of our times.” – Dr. Vandana Shiva

See more about Quakers at the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014!

Welcome to this Program

Our activities are directly related to climate change, loss of species, and increasingly, global conflict over basic resources like energy, mineral rights, and even water.

“Eco-justice includes all ministries designed to heal and defend creation, working to assure justice for all of creation and the human beings who live in it.” – from the Eco-Justice Working Group of the National Council of Churches

Susan Christian, Green Street Monthly Meeting
Pamela Haines, Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting
Kenyatta James, Green Street Monthly Meeting
Paula Kline, Westtown Monthly Meeting
Hollister Knowlton, Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting
Stephen Loughin, Old Haverford Monthly Meeting
Margaret Mansfield, Mount Holly Monthly Meeting
Justin Wright, Westtown Monthly Meeting

The Eco-Justice Working Group is under the care of the Peace and Concerns Standing Committee

Friends involved in this working group are active in a number of areas, including:
A Quaker Witness on Ecology and the Economy
Friendly Households
Quaker Earthcare Witness