Do you and/or a group you belong to have a vision of how to move into the near future?
I say NEAR future because huge changes, on many levels, are occurring at an accelerating rate. And my sense is most people are feeling increasingly helpless and hopeless.
Recently I’ve been in contact with the Climate Mobilization Network, which has re-evaluated their strategies to address our climate emergency. “We are incubating local movements rooted in healing, community care, and climate survival mutual aid that asserts our needs in the face of climate disaster.”
Why We Decide to Pause and Transform our Strategy
- Congressional failure to take meaningful action on climate
- The slow pace of local climate programs where policy change is severely limited by what’s considered politically possible
- Rising inequality amid continued neoliberalism
- Escalating climate disasters that are hitting global and US-based frontline communities the hardest and will continue accelerating rapidly!
- And widespread cultural and generational concern about climate change has not yet been tapped into effectively by a mass movement.
This collective visioning, movement incubation and learning gathering will equip you with space for reflection, new ideas, inspiration, and next steps to participate in this new campaign.
Together we will build relationships and explore:
- How survival and mutual aid programs can grow the movement
- New, creative approaches to taking action against fossil fuels
- Ways to integrate healing into our work
- And how to create space for reflection, intentionality and strategic clarity
Why Quakerism is not prophetic
“Quakers will only be truly prophetic when they risk a great deal of their accumulated privilege and access to wealth. Prophets cannot have a stake in maintaining the status quo. Any attempt to change a system while benefiting and protecting the benefits received from the system reinforces the system. Quakers as much as anyone not only refuse to reject their white privilege, they fail to reject the benefits they receive from institutionalized racism, trying to make an unjust economy and institutionalized racism and patriarch more fair and equitable in its ability to exploit. One can not simultaneously attack racist and patriarchal institutions and benefit from them at the same time without becoming more reliant upon the benefits and further entrenching the system. Liberalism at its laziest.”Scott Miller