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Ecojustice PowerPoint Presentation - March Sessions

  1. 1. Walking Toward Right Relationship<br />Presented by <br />Members of PYM’s Eco-Justice Working Group,<br />A Quaker Witness on Ecology and Economy, <br />and more…<br />Saturday, March 27th, 2010 <br />March Sessions of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting <br />
  2. 2. This is an introduction and an invitation to discern our way forward starting on May 15th<br />
  3. 3. Our questions:<br />How did the Spirit move us at Summer Sessions? <br />How are Friends responding to the call?<br />How can we build a 3-5 year vision <br />for our work? <br />
  4. 4. What happened at Summer Sessions?<br />Right Relationship <br />was a strong theme <br />
  5. 5. We shared stories about the ways we have been changing<br />
  6. 6. An economy based on the idea of ‘right relationship’ offers…an opportunity to touch the fullness of human meaning and, some would say, the presence of the Divine.”<br /><ul><li>Peter Brown, co-author of Right Relationship: </li></ul>Building a Whole Earth Economy<br />“Is this a moment of grace?” <br />
  7. 7. “From the air, it is easy to see the Earth’s wounds…<br />but it’s too late to be a pessimist.’”<br />
  8. 8. http://storyofstuff.org<br />
  9. 9. Keith Helmuth<br />“What we are facing… <br />is not a crisis <br />but a climacteric.”<br />
  10. 10. The good news…<br /> “A monetary system designed to serve human security and ecological integrity is possible. Examples exist. <br /> Taking up this task as a religious and ethical responsibility may be one of Quakerism’s unique potentials.”<br />
  11. 11. “And it may also result in the re-emergence of a surprising spiritual vitality.”<br />
  12. 12. Evening Panel<br />George Lakey: “nonviolent direct action”<br />Hollister Knowlton: “act out of love”<br />Carl Magruder: “an earth resplendent”<br />Joe Volk: “We are called to live in a now-and-not-yet world. <br />
  13. 13. “Show me the way!” <br />
  14. 14. “I’m ready – sign me up!<br />What is the most radical, <br /> powerful, effective thing <br /> we can do? Let’s do it!”<br />
  15. 15. How have we been making the road by walking?<br />
  16. 16. Exploring Eco-Economics <br />Action for Climate Justice <br />Friends Center as Witness <br />New PYM Structures<br /> <br />
  17. 17. Exploring Eco-Economics<br />Right Relationship Study Groups<br />Sabbath Jubilee Courses and Workshops<br />Confronting the Growth Dilemma<br />Delegation to the Obama Administration<br />
  18. 18. Action on Climate Change<br />Transition towns organizing: Media, PA<br />Lobbying on Climate Legislation<br />Earth Quaker Action Team/BLAM!<br />International Day of Climate Action<br />
  19. 19. Why 350? <br />http://www.350.org/<br />
  20. 20. Friends Center<br />Earthcare Witness <br />Award Winner and Model of Best Practices <br />Inspiration<br />
  21. 21. New PYM Structures:<br />Eco-Justice Working Group<br />& <br /> Eco-Justice Organizer<br />
  22. 22. Why Eco-Justice? <br />
  23. 23. What is Eco-Justice? <br /> Honoring the indivisibility of humans, Spirit, and the Earth<br />Active seeking of right relationship with the <br /> whole community of life <br />Embedding economics in our understanding of Right Relationship and privilege<br />Eco-Justice<br />
  24. 24. What happens next?<br />How might we live <br /> into a powerful and prophetic witness for eco-justice?<br />
  25. 25. A vision for our work<br />
  26. 26. Grounding and Clarification<br />
  27. 27. Design and visioning work<br />
  28. 28. Witness<br />
  29. 29. Nonviolent Reform<br />
  30. 30. A vision for our work<br />
  31. 31. Spheres of witness<br />
  32. 32. What’s already happening? <br />Confronting Growth Dilemma<br />Witness Formation<br />Changing the Dream<br />Sabbath Jubilee<br />Earth Quaker Action Team<br />Local Food Revolution<br />FCNL Climate Campaign<br />Speaking Truth to Power<br />
  33. 33. Earth Quaker Action Team Building a just and sustainable economy through nonviolent direct action <br />Eqat.wordpress.com<br />
  34. 34. Earth Quaker Action TeamNext Action – Fossil Fools Day!April 1st, 8:30 - 9:30 am 16th and Marketat PNC Bank<br />Join us!!!<br />
  35. 35. Let’s Sing!<br />This little Light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine<br />Hide it under a bushel? NO!<br /> <br />On the hills of Appalachia, I’m gonna let it shine<br />To reclaim our legacy, I’m gonna let it shine<br /> <br />
  36. 36. Mark Your Calendars!<br />Discernment Series: April 10, May 8, and June 12<br />Eco-Justice Day: May 15<br />Summer Sessions: July 28 – Aug 1<br />
  37. 37. Worship-sharing<br />How do we live into a powerful and prophetic witness for eco-justice?<br />
  38. 38. Thank you!<br />We look forward to seeing you May 15th and to working with you toward <br />Right Relationship<br />Stay in touch!<br />www.pym.org/ecojustice<br />michaelg@pym.org<br />

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