Two pieces from David Sparenberg, author of Life in the Age of Extinctions (free download), starting with Red Path Spiritman:
Nobody forgets this young man. Nobody forgets the earth warrior. He watches over the continent of Turtle Island.
Elders gather to chant and remember. Women come around making circle, to wail and moan, and to shed tears. Children stand by, silent in awestruck wonder.
by David Sparenberg, author of Life in the Age of Extinctions
We cannot talk about greening
without talking about peace
We cannot talk about peace
without talking about justice
We cannot talk about justice
without addressing injustice
We cannot speak of injustice with integrity
without talking about the problems of injustice
such as race and poverty, exploitation
and so on.
We cannot talk about the problems
without talking about indifference to suffering
We cannot talk about indifference to suffering
without examining the labyrinth of violence
We cannot speak of violence
without talking about hatred
We cannot talk about hatred
without talking about fear
We cannot talk about fear
without addressing the mutuality of vulnerability
and the given condition of relatedness.
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