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Living faithfully

It [our religion] must also take account of our life in the world around us, the way we live, the way we treat animals and the environment.

Harvey Gillman 1988 Quaker faith & practice 20.20


Quakers are increasingly expressing their concern for the environment. We are concerned about the excesses and unfairness of our consumer society and the unsustainable use of natural resources.

Our faith translates into action and Friends are joining and initiating, local, national and international work to redress the imbalances. Friends are reviewing their use of natural resources, holding conferences to inspire others and forming networks to increase real engagement with the issue.

Gerald Conyngham (in the video) is a member of Devon Area Meeting. He cycled from Stansted to Copenhagen to add his voice to the thousands attending the Climate Change talks. Watch the video to hear about Quakers living their faith through actions.

But Quakers are concerned by many issues, and these vary from person to person. Some do seem to persist and are expressed in our leaflet 'A Quaker view on...'.