what you can do toward peace and justice is more than you might think!

Lynne Phillips, former CFSC board member, at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

“What can we do to help address injustices and foster a more peaceful and sustainable world?” you may ask.

We can let our lives speak

Learn – Educate yourself by reading a few of our statements and other educational resources on areas of particular concern to you. Becoming well informed is the most important foundation of all. You can learn by reading materials, but also by engaging in discussions, and most importantly, listening. Understanding your values and how you can live these in your service work is important, as is focusing on what you can do and avoiding burning yourself out.
Take action – after carefully considering your positions, become active in campaigns as led. CFSC has various grants that individuals or Quaker Meetings can apply for to help you take action. CFSC shares ways to take action via our monthly E-Newsletter, our publication Quaker Concern, and our Twitter and Facebook accounts. In addition to what we share, many of our partners have campaigns you may wish to get involved in.
Volunteer – on a project or issue, serving through CFSC or another group in Canada or internationally.
Donate – to CFSC, so that communities overseas can have life-changing assistance in peacebuilding or economic development, so that Indigenous Peoples’ human rights enjoy greater respect and implementation, so that we can learn more about the nature of justice and how to address harm without a punitive approach, so that policy makers hear the Quaker voice for peace, justice and a transformed world. It’s easy to give in support of your values.