All Souls Indianapolis
What is your suggestion or idea?
I read the Article 2 Proposal several months ago. I have revisited it several times, trying to keep an open heart.
As the spouse of a man whose has fought his whole life to prevent environmental degradation, I am pained by the lack of a covenant statement regarding our relationship to the Earth. It’s inexplicable as our mother, our home faces irreversible damage due to climate change.
While I see racial equity as a high value in the proposed revision, the debt we owe to indigenous people is ignored.
I am grateful for the thoughtfulness and hard work that went into this. Yet, I feel compelled to express my concerns.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
The Earth is calling to us in terror and desperation - with tornados, wildfires, droughts, floods, famine, and hurricanes.
I speak for the Earth.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
I have spoken with two trusted friends and my husband. I also mentioned it to my minister, but haven’t scheduled a meeting with her.
An unexpected death in our family reduced my time and emotional ability to go any further.
I wanted to take the opportunity to express my thoughts.