We surrendered justice and the common good to the the concentration of wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer elites who don’t really give a damn about the planet or the people and other living and non-living beings who dwell here.
What to do… Well, read on…
At the end of a troubled year, and after COP21, what is the meaning of light in the darkness, of solstice, of the return of the sun, of stretching more light into these next coldest months of the year? And in these troubled times, how do we become light in a culture clinging to the darkness of ignorance, anxiety, and fear, walking blindly toward an abyss? Can we point our lights toward a new path for the human journey?
“Hope is about what is not predictable, what we see in dreams but is not yet realized, what we believe can be true even against the weight of the evidence. Hope is how we choose to live in this dance of darkness and light, in which we are gifted to be conscious participants. It is who we choose to be in the world, how we decide to act.”
One of the longest essays we’ve ever posted here. I hope you will take time for a long, reflective, contemplative read, then share your thoughts with us and our readers.
Obama’s rejection of KXL is both reason to celebrate and a call for deeper and broader opposition to the whole of the transportation network that brings dirty oil to and through our communities to market…In these next few weeks, with the UN Climate Conference in Paris approaching, the world will be focused on these things. Millions of people will be in the streets or active in their communities doing advocacy, education, communication, and more. It’s a great time to build a movement that is broader, deeper, more engaged, and now even more inspired.
Wildires and rivers of smoke, record heat waves and floods – it’s time to start doing some serious reading of “the signs of the times” so that we can begin to find our way through the ecological crisis now unfolding across the planet.