Friends Society

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Friends Society
Friends Society is listed in the Churches Quaker category in Madison, Wisconsin. Displayed below is the only current social network for Friends Society which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Friends Society on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 48.

Contact information for Friends Society is:
1704 Roberts Ct
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 256-2249

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More than just us liberal Friends! Thanks Robin Mohr!

Something we've been discussing more frequently in our Meeting…..
What happens when you try to sit in silence for an hour? These seven Quakers discuss the challenge of being alone with one’s thoughts in Quaker worship, and the opportunity for grace and true communion on the other side.

Facing the Challenge of Climate Change A shared statement by Quaker groups September 2014 As Quakers, we are called to work for the peaceable Kingdom of God on the whole Earth, in right sharing with all peoples.1 We recognize a moral duty to cherish creation for future generations. As we gather at events surrounding the UN Climate Summit, we call on our leaders to make the radical decisions needed to create a fair, sufficient and effective international climate change agreement. As Quakers, we understand anthropogenic (due to human activities) climate change to be a symptom of a greater challenge: how to live sustainably and justly on this Earth. We recognize that current and unprecedented rates of greenhouse gas emissions, if left unchecked, will likely lead to global mean temperature rises of extreme detriment to human beings. We recognize that catastrophic anthropogenic climate change is not inevitable if we choose to act. We recognize a personal and collective responsibility to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable peoples now, and all our future generations, do not suffer as a consequence of our actions. We see this as a call to conscience. 1 kabarak call to peace and eco-justice, 2012, p. 1 We recognize the connections between climate change and global economic injustice as well as unprecedented levels of consumption, and question assumptions of unlimited economic growth on a planet with limited natural resources. We recognize that most greenhouse gas emissions are created by fossil fuel combustion. We recognize that our increasing population continues to pursue fossil fuel-dependent economic growth. We recognize that the Earth holds more fossil fuel reserves than are safe to burn, and that the vast majority of proven fossil fuel reserves must remain in the ground if we are to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change. We therefore question profoundly the continued investment in, and subsidizing of, fossil fuel extraction. We seek to nurture a global human society that prioritizes the well-being of people over profit, and lives in right relationship with our Earth; a peaceful world with fulfilling employment, clean air and water, renewable energy, and healthy thriving communities and ecosystems. This week, we join the People’s Climate March as members of this beautiful human family, seeking meaningful commitments from our leaders and ourselves, to address climate change for our shared future, the Earth, and the generations to come. We see this Earth as a stunning gift that supports life. It is our only home. Let us care for it together. Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Quakers in Britain Living Witness Please contact Lindsey Cook at lfcook@quno.ch if you need more information, or wish to add your Quaker group.

Madison Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Statement of support for the People’s Climate March We, the Madison Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, note with joy and gratitude the gathering of thousands of people to march in New York City on September 21, 2014, on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Summit. The marchers will be urging the worlds’ governments to vigorously and effectively address the climate catastrophe that has been unleashed in the planet. We are profoundly aware of the pain that climate change is already inflicting on millions of people around the globe, impacting with particular destructiveness the most vulnerable among us, in the poorest countries and regions of the world. As Quakers, we are called to work for peace and justice worldwide, and seek to address the conditions that undermine them. We, then, see ourselves under the weight of a solemn responsibility to join and support local and global efforts to protect our environment and safeguard a future of peace and security for all. We affirm our unity with the world’s peoples’ dream for a healthier world, and express our heartfelt support for the planned mobilization of concerned citizens in New York City - and the simultaneous mobilization of many more in every continent - for the Global People's Climate March on September 21. We lovingly encourage our members and attenders, as well as people everywhere, to participate and further consider ways to actively advance this most important cause. Adopted by Madison Monthly Meeting, September 7, 2014.

Quakerspeak video #4
QuakerSpeak asked a diverse group of Friends what they find most valuable about silence in Meeting for Worship. This is what they said.