Published | A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends

In 2020, I gave five talks as the “Bible half-hour” presenter for New England Yearly Meeting’s annual sessions. NEYM asked me to put these talks together into a book, and I’m excited to announce that it is now available for pre-order, with an official release date of December 22, 2022!

A Quaker Ecology: Meditations on the Future of Friends

In our best moments, Friends have been in the middle of the action around the social justice issues of each time period, discerning to the best of their abilities the direction the Inward Light leads and speaking truth to power. In our own time, climate justice can no longer be ignored if we want to have a healthy planet to live on and if we want to participate in the heart of the justice movements of the twenty-first century.

To work on climate justice requires Quakers in the United States to revisit the practices and history of the Religious Society of Friends, recognizing the ways we have been complicit in unjust land acquisition, natural resource depletion, the intersecting injustices surrounding environmental racism, classism, and gender disparities, and the impacts of globalization. This book offers a series of meditations on the Quaker ecology, both internally in our denomination as well as in our connections to the world around us. It forms an invitation to participate in an Eco-Reformation, altering the trajectory of our Society through re-membering our history and reimagining our future as participants in the community of all life.

Contents

  1. Twenty-First Century Quaker Faithfulness: An Eco-Reformation
  2. Incarnation and a Quaker Ecotheology of Light
  3. Watershed Discipleship: Repentance, Re-membering, and Reinhabiting
  4. “I Can’t Breathe”: Ruach, a Pandemic, and Environmental Justice
  5. A Quaker Ecology: Our Bodies as Fractals of Hope

Purchase A Quaker Ecology here.

This book would be useful for Friends meetings to use as a five-week small group. If you would like to purchase 10 or more copies for such a purpose, contact Barclay Press to receive a 20% discount and free shipping.

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