Friends, are concerned about the world we live in, both the plight of
nature and the land and the people who live upon it. According to
Faith and Practice, “we’re
meant to live in obedience to the Light of Truth within, and through
this witness to contribute to the transformation of the world through
the Light of Truth.”
We believe in the equality of all peoples before God. To this end, we
have sought out rights for women and minorities, campaigned for better
prison conditions, fought against slavery in the 19th century, and more
recently have taken stands against discrimination and prejudice. We
believe that everyone has the right to equality and
self-determination—the control of their individual lives. Using
non-violent means, we have sought to change society’s attitudes and
As Friends, we also believe in the preservation of God’s world. We
recognize that the well-being of the planet we live on is a spiritual
concern, and it’s through the wonders of Nature that we can see God. And
how we treat the Earth and its creatures as a whole is our
Thus, in this section of our Web site we wet forth our concerns for
social justice and care of the environment.
Go to Our Social Concerns Page
Go to Our Environment Page
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MOVIES FOR INSPIRATION
"In a Better
Directed by Susanne Bier. Denmark. 2010.
A compelling film about
Read a review.
"The Last Mountain"
Directed by Bill Haney. U.S.. 2011
An in-depth documentary about mountain-top coal mining in West
Viriginia, based on Robert F. Kennedy Jr's book Crimes
Read a review.
"Binta y La Gran Idea"
(Binta and the
Great Idea): A short film about education for all children
in Africa told from a seven-year-old's point of view which has
won several awards, including the 2007 Oscar for best live
action short film. French with English subtitles.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation's food
industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that's been
hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our
government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA.