In 2009, a small group of Quakers from Philadelphia decided to do something about climate change. Calling themselves the “Earth Quaker Action Team,” they took on one of the largest banks in the country. 5 years and 125 actions later, PNC Bank decided to change its policy of funding mountaintop removal coal mining. How did they do it?
The Earth Quaker Action Team is a group of activists that incorporate silent Quaker worship into their protests. As a college student, Lina Blount was captivated by this style of direct action, and it started her on a Quaker journey.
What makes Quakers a “peaceable” people? As Anthony Manousos explains, it’s not a lack of conflict.
As Eileen Flanagan has noticed an increase in activism, she has also noticed a need for spiritual grounding. That’s where Quakers may have something to offer. Is QuakerSpeak worth $1 a video?
Greg Williams brings a spiritual presence into activist circles. We talked with him about Black Lives Matter and the Quaker legacy of nonviolent activism.
Environmental sustainability is a global concern. How do Quakers approach this work? We talked with two Friends who have collaborated with Quakers from around the world to answer this question.
Politics is on our minds this week. Marge Abbott and Noah Merrill explore how Friends have been called to engage in the political conversation in the past and offer a vision for the future.
If you claimed conscientious objector status, would a draft board believe you? Curt Torell of Quaker House has some tips for making sure they do.
Being opposed to war doesn’t mean that Quakers aren’t supportive of soldiers. As Lenore Yarger puts it, “military members are also victims of war in their own way.”
In these times of rising anti-Muslim sentiment, how can Quakers demonstrate our spiritual conviction of equality?