HARMONY – LET’S CELEBRATE and ACT (reflecting on international women’s day)
“The problems we face today, violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger and so on, are human-created problems which can be resolved through human effort, understanding and the development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.” ~ The Dalai Lama ~
Yesterday I tried, unsuccessfully, to re-blog my wife’s post.
Here is part of it:
Join 52,218 (more by the time you click on) who have come together to send a powerful message: we won’t end extreme poverty without ending global gender inequality.
On Kiva (sorry, yesterday only) – all loans were matched – double your impact and make a difference in real women’s lives. And if you make a loan, (as I did) you’ll be able to share this wonderful graphic all over social media.
My niece, Maranda, dances with a brave group of young women (Butterflies in Spirit) to raise awareness – at that most visceral level – of the plight of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. For more information about this issue check out the Amnesty International Report – No More Stolen Sisters.
To all the Butterflies in Spirit – may each of you continue to find the strength to raise your voices and move your bodies. May family and friends continue to give the support that is necessary so these young women can stand strong on the front lines.
My wife Fran is the most amazing person, who work’s tirelessly for a better world. She is a (semi) retired educator and trauma counsellor, who has since written four acclaimed novels, including three in the Crater Lake Series (pictured below). As one reviewer said “I think I’d even read shopping lists penned by this author. Francis’ story telling reflects a range of landscape & experience – love, sex, lust, greed, spirituality, sacrifice, death, murder, & life. Click titles, for descriptions & details.
“…we all have an opportunity and moral obligation to recognize our spiritual common ground; to rise above our differences; to combat prejudice and intolerance.” ~ Queen Noor of Jordan ~
~ Bruce ~