Living Witness supports the development of spirit-led approaches to sustainable living among Quakers and in the wider society.
Its aims are:
1) education on the many dimensions of the sustainability challenge
2) encouraging and informing practical action for sustainability, and
3) deepening Quaker faith and practice as it relates to sustainable living.
In support of these aims, its main activities are:
- providing advice, analysis, study guides and resources for spiritually-grounded action
- speaking to groups and running courses and workshops
- supporting spiritual exploration and grounding, learning and action in networks of individuals and groups developing their own approaches to sustainability.
Living Witness Project was started with a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (2002-2005). It was registered as a charitable trust in July 2007. In 2008 it merged with Quaker Green Action, the group of British Friends concerned with our sustainability witness since 1986. With an increasing Quaker activity on sustainability, Living Witness is just one among several sources of information and encouragement, working closely with Britain Yearly Meeting (Quakers in Britain) and Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.