Yesterday I showed photos of the many people who have been involved in social and environmental justice efforts here in Indianapolis, gathered together to support the Standing Rock water protectors and raising awareness about the dangers of the Dakota Access Pipeline and fossil fuels. An online album of all of the photos can be seen here.
What was moving to me was not only this gathering of like minds, but the spirit of the occasion. Peace and love of the Earth. Many prayers were offered. People asked Grandfather to help us find a way forward.
My Quaker Friend Jay Robinson offered this: Kia kaha a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand meaning stay strong.