This year‚Äôs World Quaker Day theme was Sustainability: Planting Seeds of Renewal for the World We Love. How did you celebrate World Quaker Day in your meeting or church? Submit your report by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you watch an educational videos on sustainability in the global north? Do the suggestions for sustainable living resonate for you and your meeting or church? Did you explore how the Quaker faith is inspiring you to undertake climate witness in the world?
Video in Spanish: https://youtu.be/p_mAGcb9DLQ
Video in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cHieNcN3u0
Are you taking part in the Loving Earth Project ‚Äì a community textile project on the theme of ‚Äòbuilding a more sustainable earth‚Äô which shows something you love which is threatened by environmental change?
Learn more: http://lovingearth-project.uk/the-invitation/
More resources for Friends of all ages: http://www.worldquakerday.org/resources/
What is World Quaker Day?
Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) invites every Quaker meeting and church from around the world to celebrate WORLD QUAKER DAY (WQD) on October 6, 2019. As the sun rises in each area of the world, we want to remember that Quakers are worshiping through every time zone, celebrating our deep connections across cultures and Quaker traditions. We are united in love and can accompany each other on this special day that draws us together. As we worship, let us hold each other in prayer and thanksgiving, and let our hymns of praise resound across the world.
The theme, Sustainability: Planting seeds of renewal for the world we love draws us into our shared experience of earth care and the spiritual imperative to sustain life on earth. It is chance to celebrate our wonderful diversity of expression, whilst at the same time offering an important opportunity to learn about Friends‚Äô experiences of climate breakdown in other parts of the world.
Imagine the sun rising, starting in the Pacific and proceeding hour by hour through every time zone, shining on Friends coming together in worship, connecting us across the expanse of a day. Imagine our family of Friends, in the unity of God‚Äôs loving spirit, bringing each other into our collective awareness. Imagine this loving presence hugging the world, healing the world, loving the world ‚Äî through our collective spirit-filled lives. Many thanks!