Announcing Quaker-E

Last week I finally got the technical details worked out for Quaker-E, a Quaker environmentalist mailing list that Pam and I have been talking about starting.

You are hereby invited to join if you are:

  • an environmentalist with an interest in Quakerism, or
  • a Quaker with an interest in the environment.

(In both cases, “environment” should be understood broadly, to include earth-based spirituality/Paganism, veg*nism/animal liberation, and so on.)

You can join by following the link above, or by sending a blank email to

As of right now, there are five people on the list, myself and Pam included. I’m suggesting we start introducing ourselves by answering the following questions:

  1. what’s youre name?
  2. where (roughly if you like) are you from?
  3. how did you develop a concern for the environment, and what role if any did Friends play in that process?

PS: If anyone else has a Q-related mailing list they’d like to start (and would like to avoid using Yahoo! Groups), please contact me.

2 Responses to “Announcing Quaker-E”

  1. 1 Marshall Massey (Iowa YM [C]) Aug 17th, 2006

    Hi, Zach!

    I notice that on your Quaker-E page, you do not include my old FCUN e-mail list on your list of “Other Earth/Quaker sites”. Admittedly that list has been slumbering for years, so that I’ve never bothered to update the name from FCUN to QEW. But it still exists, and has a subscriber list, and acquires new subscribers from time to time.

    I wouldn’t mind shutting it down, actually. It’s nothing but a bother cleaning out the daily spam postings to it. So if you actually get your new list showing some sustained life, I would happily transfer the subscribers of the old FCUN list over to your new list. If you want ‘em, that is.

  2. 2 zach Aug 18th, 2006

    Thanks Marshall — I’ll add that next time I update the page this weekend. I saw a few links to it, but I wasn’t sure what the story about it was.

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