A Talk by the Water
Salem Quarter Friends have maintained a relationship with the Nanticoke-Lenape for over three centuries. Salem Quarter’s Clearly Quaker Podcast #3 is an informal (00:40) “Talk by the Water” presentation by Dr. JR Norwood, at the Tri-Quarter Gathering of Friends held by the lakeside at Camp Ockanickon in Medford, New Jersey. Rising like the water, this Tribal Nation is proclaiming their ever present Tribal existence. For these “keepers of the land” all of Turtle Island is living; the water is the “life blood” of Turtle Island, and the Lenape have been charged by The Creator with its care.
Query: If you consider all of creation as relatives – animals, plants, minerals – rather than resources, what might you be willing to shift in your way of living that would honor these relationships?
Contingents of Environmental Concern
Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT)
FWCC Sustainability Minute
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)
Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO)
"It would go a long way to caution and direct people in the use of the world, that they were better studied and knowing in the Creation of it. For how could [they] find the confidence to abuse it, while they should see the great Creator stare them in the face, in all and every part of it?" ~William Penn, 1693
Quaker Statement on Climate Change
A “Quaker Statement on Climate Change” has been signed by a large number of Quaker organizations, having been distributed to all Yearly Meetings across the world. The Statement recognizes the personal and collective responsibility to respond to anthropogenic climate change and calls for fair, sufficient and effective international action.