Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice summary Statment from workshop 4 – Simplicity October 10th, 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This was the fourth session of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice Online Workshop Series. This time, we explored simplicity, and how it … Read more…

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Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice summary Statment from workshop 3 – Peace

September 26th September 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This was the third session of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate, Peace, and Justice Workshop Series. We explored the Quaker testimony of Peace in relation to climate action and justice. There was a visible feeling of togetherness and strengthening of the … Read more…

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On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all.

On behalf of Quakers around the world, FWCC signed a letter along with 858 signatures to appeal to the Human Rights Council to recognize, without delay, the right to a ”safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment” for all. The 45th session of the Human Rights Council began on 14 September and lasts until 7 October 2020. The Human … Read more…

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Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace and Justice Summary Statement from Workshop 2 – Equality

September 12th, 2020 Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice This statement reflects the second online meeting of the Young Friends Worldwide for Climate Action, Peace, and Justice series, which focused on the testimony of equality. We heard from two Friends. Firstly, Zenaida, based in the United States and working with the Quaker … Read more…

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FWCC joins Multi-Faith ‘Living the Change’ sustainable living initiative, representing Quakers worldwide

FWCC is working in partnership with a global community of religious and spiritual institutions including Interfaith, Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim networks, and sustainable consumption experts, to champion sustainable living. ‘Living the Change’ was initiated at the UN Climate Conference in 2017 by the US-based multi-faith organisation, GreenFaith. As people of faith, many Quakers are … Read more…

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Report from COP23

FWCC’s Sustainability Communications Officer Susanna Mattingly reports on the first week of the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) held in November in Bonn. I spent a week in Bonn, Germany from 6-12 November, at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC), presided over by Fiji. This was the … Read more…

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Sustainability Communications Officer starts work in the World Office

Susanna Mattingly takes up the newly created post of Sustainability Communications Officer in the FWCC World Office from today. Susanna’s role is to build Friends’ collaborative efforts around the concern of sustaining life on earth. She will work jointly with FWCC and Britain Yearly Meeting’s Quaker World Relations Committee to expand the network of Friends … Read more…

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Living sustainably – meeting the Pisac challenge

Just over a year ago, Friends gathered in Pisac, Peru, for the FWCC World Plenary Meeting. During the Plenary, Friends agreed a minute on Living Sustainably and Sustaining Life on Earth, which asks all Yearly Meetings to: 1. Initiate at least two concrete actions on sustainability within the next 12 months. These may build on … Read more…

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