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Sustainability, defined in the broadest sense, includes concerns around climate change, peace, depletion of natural resources, human rights and economic justice.

Friends worldwide are urgently concerned with the human impacts of climate change and the issue of sustainability in relation to our faith and the underlying spiritual imperative prompting us to take action, so that life on earth will continue.

This concern was galvanized in the Global Change work at the Dublin Triennial in 2007, which then led on to the Kabarak Call for Peace and Ecojustice in 2012 and the Pisac Sustainability Minute which came out of the World Plenary Meeting in Peru in 2016.

Friends approved the Pisac Minute on Living Sustainably and Sustaining Life on Earth “in this effort for sustainability and mindful of the urgency of this work”, asking Friends and Yearly Meetings to take action to promote sustainability at all levels, including the global level.

FWCC has joined with other Quaker organisations and signed up to a shared statement on climate change that has been used at the UN climate negotiations.

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Sustainability in action – we want to hear from you

Help us learn more about your yearly meeting and share your inspiring stories of ‘living sustainably and sustaining life on earth’.  Please get in touch with our Sustainability Communications Officer.