Fasting for Eco-Justice
From December 6 to December 13, 2009 Bill fasted, offering a prayer that world leaders meeting in Copenhagen would have the courage to do the right thing for the planet. People in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia joined in - some fasting for a day, some for the week.
Throughout the week, Bill stood outside the offices of the prime minister, premier, leader of the official opposition, the minister for the environment and the mayor as a public witness to the urgent need that all our leaders work together to find a solution to the crisis.
He spoke with government representatives, the public and the media. He handed out a simple message:
We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.
Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.
~from The Earth Charter
Fasting is part of many ancient spiritual and religious traditions. It is used by people who want to clear the mind and body and focus on spirit. Fasting is a form of prayer.
If you love this planet - help protect her.
Take every creative political, spiritual, economic and personal action you can imagine to ensure a healthy home for future generations.
Please make your voice heard.