As Quakers we believe that faith is expressed through action. Quakers and Quaker meetings live out this belief in their communities. We share these stories here.
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Clearing the fog: taking part in campaigns for climate justice
Sue Curd took part in Exploring Faith and Climate Justice, a year of learning and spiritual reflection run in partnership by Quakers in Britain and Woodbrooke from July 2022-July 2023. She explains how she was inspired to take part and what she is planning to do now.
'The planet is on loan to us'
Sila Collins-Walden shares how Inverness Quakers are campaigning alongside Extinction Rebellion.
Vigil for defenders of the planet
Melanie Jameson shares why some Malvern Quakers are called to join Malvern XR's vigils 'in love and rage for the Earth'.
Supporting activists on trial
Chelmsford Quakers explain how they've been supporting Just Stop Oil activists on trial in Essex.
Remembering John Woolman outside Vanguard
The Bristol EarthQuakes group organised a meeting for worship outside the Vanguard offices in the City of London.
Sanctuary Everywhere to Loving Earth
Susan Mitchell of Dunblane Meeting picks up the threads between migration, climate change and war.
How a local study group became climate champions
In this video interview Quaker Rosemary Hartill explains how exploring climate justice materials with her local book group led them to take action together and individually.
Experiencing the Extinction Rebellion Autumn Uprising as a silent performer
What is it like to draw attention to climate breakdown through silent street performance? Ashburton Quaker Pip Harris reflects.
Young Quaker climate strikers call for support from Friends
Unified climate action can bridge intergenerational divides and protect our living planet, writes Faith Biddle
A seventeen-year-old Quaker's urgent call for climate justice
Youth climate striker and London Quaker, Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, addressed faith groups with this call to climate justice ahead of the climate lobby of parliament on 26 June 2019. Here is the full text of her speech.
Edinburgh Quakers reflect on Extinction Rebellion day of action
Quakers in Scotland are taking action for climate justice through Extinction Rebellion. Rosemary Hartill of Central Edinburgh Quakers reports.
Why I am striking from school
Sasha King-Smith, a young Quaker from Sheffield Central Meeting, is taking part in the growing #YouthStrike4Climate movement. Here's why.
Quakers bring worship to protests against oil drilling in Sussex
In Quaker Week 2017 Louise Williamson helped unite protesters and Friends in worship outside the gates of a new oil extraction site.
Quakers join water protectors in Lancashire to stop fracking
Lyndy Raine writes from Preston New Road, the frontline of fracking in the UK, to share her journey from concerned citizen to active campaigner.
Community organising to reduce our carbon footprint
Alison Crane writes about Gloucestershire Area Meeting's supportive approach to community carbon footprint reduction
Bearing witness against fracking in Lancashire
Wendy Hampton of Pendle Hill Area Meeting tells the story of how the Pendle Hill worship for witness against fracking came about from the ministry of one Friend, and the support of many.
Action for climate justice at Heathrow
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
A Huddersfield Friend was compelled by conscience to make a stand for environmental justice and joined the flash mob at Heathrow.
Three Acres and a Cow
Three Acres and a Cow is a show about the history of land rights and protest in the UK, told through folk song, storytelling and poetry.
Urban Harvest takes the unwanted fruit so often left to rot in community spaces, turning it into a community resource and learning experience.
Launching the Exeter Pound
Exeter Meeting used a QPSW Sustainability and New Economy grant to raise the profile of the Exeter Pound, an initiative of Transition Exeter.
Facilitating Footpaths to a Greener Life
Stocksfield Meeting used a QPSW Sustainability and New Economy grant to run a training weekend on community-based carbon reduction.
Creating a grass-free lawn
Dorchester Meeting used a QPSW Sustainability and New Economy Grant to transform their meeting's garden into a grass-free lawn.
Taking action in Paris at COP21
On the last day of the climate negotiations in Paris, Owen Everett took part in a human 'red line' action in the centre of Paris.
Blue marble minute for the climate
Christine Meredith, of Exeter Meeting in Devon, shares how a concern about climate change led her to launch a 'blue marble' minute of silence.
Walking the Pilgrimage to Paris
Liz McPherson shares her experience walking from London to Paris to call for action at the international climate negotiations in 2015.
Supporting local action on climate change
In the lead-up to the international climate negotiations in Paris in 2015, Swindon Quakers sign up to the Wiltshire declaration on climate change.
Walking in stillness with the People's Pilgrimage
Cliodhna Mulhern tells the story of a pilgrimage for the climate in Morecambe Bay.
Joining the Pilgrimage to Paris
A group of Christians walked 200 miles from London to Paris, arriving just before the opening of the international climate negotiations.
Colwyn Bay, UK
Donald Saunders tells the story of how Colwyn Bay Meeting in North Wales installed solar panels on their meeting house roof.
Bringing Hartshill's 'secret garden' back to life
Hartshill Friends rejuvenated their Meeting House's garden, turning an overgrown plot into a biodiverse natural eco-space, as well as a tool for outreach.
Speaking up for the love of energy justice
In June 2015, Totnes Quakers joined 10,000 people to lobby the UK parliament on climate action.
Capel Quaker Orchard
Capel Quakers planted a community orchard on the unused land around their meeting house, linking with others in the village.
Celebrating sustainable living in the Peak District
Bakewell Quakers celebrate the positives of 'going green' by hosting Bakewell Green Festival.