"Activism is the price we pay for living on this planet," Alice Walker, author.
I believe that activism is being alive and responding to what is around us. If something needs doing – you do it. You pick up the piece of trash on the ground, you pick up the crying baby – you respond to what needs your attention.
It is the same with the world around us – the very complex world in which we live. But we don’t have to respond to the whole of the complexity – only to what is seeking our attention. And there is a lot that is needing attention.
Work Together ~ Not Alone
Because, and this is very important – we are all connected. As our great traditions teach we are all one. What we do to another we do to ourselves.
What we need is the collective will and action. Working together we can care for others, speak up to injustice, work to clean up our environment and make sensible laws that care for all beings – humans and otherwise.
Lets join together and create a world that is thriving and just – creating our legacy for future generations.
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Do Not Despair
This might all look overwhelming but it is not.
There are more organizations and people working on these important issues than every before. Technology is available to address so many of these issues.
Read our Inspiring Stories and learn more about the Resources available to you.
Take Action For:
Our planet – our Mother Earth that provides our air, water, sustenance is not being cared for; and in fact we are in the processing of radically altering this precious home of ours.
Our democracy needs fixing; so that “we the people” make decisions – not powerful corporations or wealthy lobbyists.
Our values - We do not live in a socially just world, although those are likely our values – poverty is on the rise, schools are failing, unemployment’s is rising and we have a system of mass incarceration.
Are you a Pessimist or Optimist?
"When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world. "