Words by Friends: Achieving Unity through Earthcare

By: By Marta Rusek
Cross-posted from Friends General Conference (FGC) “Words of Friends”
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“Friends have been at the epicenter of everything – abolition, civil rights, the the peace movement – and I think a large part of that has to do with the contemplative practice that comes with being Quaker,” [Boyce Simms] said.
In July, Simms will deliver the closing plenary presentation at FGC’s annual Gathering in Niagara, NY. Her talk will take audiences through the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation needed to experience unity with our planet. Continue reading Words by Friends: Achieving Unity through Earthcare

Ancestor, What Did YOU Do at the Time of the Great Transition?

By Pamela Boyce Simms
Cross Posted from Resilience.org @ The Postcarbon Institute
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Once upon a time, as climate change accelerated in the 21st century, the recognition that everyone was in the same boat with a hole at the bottom jolted some of your ancestors awake. Quaker, Buddhist, and Unitarian Universalist environmental activists quietly and methodically gathered an eclectic group of allies into an intentional circle that embraced marginalized populations, and scores of grassroots organizations throughout the African Diaspora. Continue reading Ancestor, What Did YOU Do at the Time of the Great Transition?