Quaker Earthcare Witness
About Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) and NYYM's Named Representatives
Quaker Earthcare Witness is a spiritually centered organization of American Quakers and likeminded people seeking ways to integrate their concern for environment with Friends’ long-standing testimonies for simplicity, peace, and equality. Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) holds two annual meetings, hosts the Earthcare Center at FGC Gathering, and sends visitors to yearly meetings to carry a concern for Earthcare in their visit.
New York Yearly Meeting appoints one representative appointed on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee. The representative attends the two semi-annual meetings of the organization, serves on the organization’s Steering Committee, and is expected to become active in QEW; participating in committee work in-between the two meetings. The representative organizes an interest group and/or a display on QEW at Yearly Meeting sessions to deepen the understanding of QEW and its work. The representative reports to the Earthcare Working Group, and to the Yearly Meeting.
Resources for Members and Clerks of NYYM Committees
Guidelines for Committee Service—Relevant sections from the yearly meeting Handbook on committee membership and committee clerking.
Guide for Committee Clerks—A resource packet designed to make clerking a NYYM committee easier.
Coordinating Committee Timeline—A guide to the year's tasks for coordinating committee clerks.
Accountability Queries—Queries for use by committees and the coordinating committees for considering the spiritual state of the yearly meeting's committees.