Quote of the day: Civil rights activist Dana Alston once noted that “people of color have gathered together not in reaction to the environmental movement, but rather to reaffirm their traditional connection to and respect for the natural world.”
Commentary: Each culture on this face of this earth has a different gift or charism to offer the environmental movement. It has a different way of praying for threatened lives, and blessing those who have survived and been restored or revived. We need an Earth Keepers Movement as diverse as life itself!
Suggestion Action #21: Find a quotation about nature that comes from a spiritual leader of another faith or culture and use that as your mantra as you walk your silent way today. Hush your own mouth or that incessant voice inside your head so that you can deeply hear others!
Gary Paul Nabhan aka Brother Coyote is a professed member of the Ecumenical Order of Franciscans, a graduate of the Living School, a conservation biologist, orchard-keeper and story-teller.