A Shared Quaker Statement: Facing the Challenge of Climate Change


Quaker Earthcare Witness, the Quaker United Nations Office, and Friends Committee on National Legislation prepared A Shared Quaker Statement: Facing the Challenge of Climate Change during the UN Climate Summit in September 2014. The Statement was originally written as a ‘witness’ of our role in anthropogenic climate change. Its aim was to inspire personal and community action. The Statement was revised in January 2015 to reflect the following concerns: that it have longer life by being non-date specific to continue its relevance, and that the language be less anthropocentric and more strongly acknowledge the grave dangers we face from climate change. It was revised in August 2015, to add the word ‘anthropogenic’ in clarifying the statement relating greenhouse gas emissions to the combustion of fossil fuels.

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