Most of us do not plant trees for the benefit of our children, but we are still rightfully concerned with what will be our legacy – for that is the work of an elder. Many of us also feel great sadness or despair as we look at our collective legacy -- the state of our world -- as there is much that needs fixing, and we are each just one amongst many.
I want to share a vision of ELDERS STANDING – people who serve as elders for our communities, speaking for future generations, for the unborn ones, in the ways that as elders have always spoken for the “seventh generation.”
To take a stand means to publically take a position, to speak for an idea or issue. It is a position of power -- not power over -- but “power with” those that are calling to us from the future to speak for them now, in this moment in time. We do this by speaking in the public square and leaving a legacy of a just and thriving world.
This network of individuals and organizations holds as our highest priority the concerns of our descendents and all life on our precious planet.