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Quakers Talk to Congress About Climate Change

April 30, 2015

Why do these 300 Young Adult Friends care so much about climate change? In this QuakerSpeak video, they explain the political and spiritual importance of their advocacy.

I think the uniquely Quaker aspect that calls me to care about climate change is a sense of urgency that rises from us. The same that makes John Woolman care about his friends keeping slaves — it's the same urgency that I feel about people on the other side of the planet not having enough food, or my neighbors in the Midwest having worse weather.

This is an issue of stewardship. This is an issue of peace. This is an issue of morality. This is an issue of responsibility.

-Tyler Maybury, OR

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This video was produced in a partnership between FCNL and Friends Journal.