Forming a YM Working Group – Climate Emergency and Species Extinction (Documents)

At YM20, Friends agreed that a small group of Canberra Friends would consult with Friends around Australia to develop a proposal for a Yearly Meeting Wide Working Group on Climate Emergency and Species Extinction.

Margaret Clark, David Shorthouse and Kay de Vogel have been working on this task and ask us to consider the attached material:

  • the 2008 AYM Quaker Earthcare Statement and the 2019 Quaker Earthcare Epistle on Climate Emergency and Species Extinction
  • a proposal for a two-year YM Working Group on Climate Emergency and Species Extinction
  • a letter from Margaret, David and Kay updating Friends on their work and asking that Friends discuss this proposal over the month of October

How CRM wishes to respond to our Friends’ work on this important topic will be an item for discernment at our next Meeting for Worship for Business to be held by Zoom on 11 October at 2pm.

We invite Friends to read these documents in preparation for this meeting.

Click on the links below to view or download:

Quaker Earthcare Statement 2008

Proposal – Climate Emergency Working Group

Letter Re: Forming a Working Group on Climate Emergency and Species Extinction