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Recommended reading


There are too many to list them all, but here is a small selection;


Gleanings by Laurie Michaelis

What is Quaker about our commitment to sustainability?

Laurie Michaelis considers this question in a collection of thoughtful and reflective essays that explore his personal response to one of the major concerns of our time. His writing engages powerfully with two threads of his life that have increasingly come together in the personal witness of many Friends in Britain today: spiritually and sustainability. At the heart of the book is an enduring challenge to Friends: ‘What canst thou say?’

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The Creation was Open to me

The Creation was Open to Me. An anthology of Friends’ writings on that of God in all Creation. Compiled by Anne Adams. Published by Quaker Green Concern (now Living Witness). Limited remaining stocks. available from;

living witness email



Trough the eye of a needle

John-Paul Flintoff's book, Through The Eye Of A Needle is £7.95




The Spirit Level


The Spirit Level: why equality is better for everyone. Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett.
Paperback, 2010 Penguin £9.99 IBSN 978-0-141-03236-8




Right Relationship

Right Relationship - Building a whole Earth Economy

A Quaker Conference on 'Bringing the Economy in line with Ecology'
This conference organised in Montreal from 15th - 16th May 2009 by the Quaker Institute for the Future (QIF) as part of the Moral Economy Project, was loosely based around the recently published book, Right Relationship : building a whole earth economy edited by Peter G. Brown and Geoffrey Garver, published by Berrett-Koehler, San Francisco.



Vegan-a-go-go - by Sarah Kramer
How to be idle - by Tom Hodgkinson
How to be idle - by Tom Hodgkinson
Timeless Simplicity - by John Lane
The Thrift Book - by India Knight
The Wild Life - by John Lewis Stempel
Permaculture in a Nutshell - by Patrick Whitefield
Introduction to Permaculture - by Graham Burnett

The main Quaker website online bookshop has a section on sustainability

Quaker Peace and Social Witness has an 'environment' section worth looking at on their online resourses webpage