We have the knowledge. We know the science. When it comes to climate change, what we need more than anything else is the character and conviction to act. And if we want to act long-term, then we’ll probably need joy, as well.
"In our teachings as an Anishinaabe people, where we are now is referred to as the time of the Seventh Fire. It is said that long ago prophets came to our people and they said that at the time of the Seventh Fire, we as Anishinaabe people would have a choice between two paths. One path, they said, would be well worn, but it would be scorched; the other path, they said, would not be well worn, it would be green. It would be our choice upon which path to embark. Frankly, I’m pretty sure that’s where we all are now. And the time has come for all of us to choose our path.” —Winona LaDuke
"In telling his disciples to keep this dazzling image quiet until after his suffering and sacrifice, perhaps we are witnessing that Jesus understands our love of power and glory; that Jesus doesn’t want to be known as the best of these but in how he cares for the least of these."
"Divorcing black history from white history lets white history off the hook. We need to know and not minimize the hurtful history in order to understand who we are when we come to the table. This isn’t about guilt or shame. It’s about sincerity and understanding."
“Nothing will separate us from the love of God. It is the great gift of our faith to hold this theological promise as unshakably true. It is the great work of the church to ensure that this promise is given life and breath and reality for all people - particularly those to whom Church and society have denied this very promise."