‘We might need to rethink subconscious Quaker values.’

Many Friends work hard for environmental justice. But Priscilla Alderson believes we can still learn from other faiths

'Moving towards the pro-eco end of the spectrum involves at least four levels: thinking, deciding, acting and being.' | Photo: Macrovector / Freepik.

There is a wide spectrum of carbon use, from people with huge footprints at one end, to the millions of extremely poor people with tiny subsistence at the other. Willingly or not, we all stand somewhere along that spectrum. Many of us criticise those with larger footprints than our own as too slow to change. But we may also accuse those who want very small footprints, like Extinction Rebellion (XR) campaigners, of being unrealistic. We justify our own positions as our reasonable best.

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