Trying to find a title to encompass our evolving environmental catastrophe, I thought about fossil fuel, pipelines, drought, unprecedented fires and storms, destruction of energy infrastructure, and how these fit into the idea of Religious Socialism, I chose Mother Earth, learning this mindset from my native friends.
I wrote about the Rally for Reproductive Justice at the Iowa Women of Achievement bridge in downtown Des Moines last Friday. The event was a case study of how I hope and pray we find our way toward the goal of Beloved community. This is urgent now as the systems we have depended on continue … Continue reading Building the Future We Want
The Sunrise Movement was launched as a national campaign for a Green New Deal (GND) in 2017. From the beginning I heard my native friends talk about the importance of a GND to be Indigenous led. In 2019 Sunrise’s Green New Deal tour began with a stop in Des Moines. There my friends Trisha Cax-Sep-Gu-Wiga Etringer … Continue reading Buffalo Rebellion and Red/Green New Deal
I am grateful for many things this morning. For the waters falling from the sky. For my Mutual Aid friends who demonstrate what a Beloved community is. For the Buffalo Rebellion, growing a movement for climate action that centers racial and economic justice. Thankful for my Quaker communities. I give thanks to the Spirit. I … Continue reading Grateful and humbled