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Sometimes, our best teachers are our children and grandchildren. As we look out at the world today we see many incidents of injustice whose front-line advocates for change are not the mature persons in positions of power, but the young people whose values prompt them to speak out to correct injustices that happen when those with power look the other way. It takes courage to become a public advocate of a cause whose opponents resort to stonewalling at best and bullying, violent threats, and violent acts at worst. It takes courage, and it takes trust in the collective group-process that brings about change.
From time to time it helps members of the older generations to be reminded of the importance of risking everything to advance positive change. Indeed, many of us participated in the massive social change movements of our youth: civil rights, environmental rights, women’s rights, and peace rights. However, the goals of these four powerful movements – and the more recent fifth movement – economic rights – have not been reached and it is, currently, our younger generations who are stepping up in massive numbers in all of these areas. I highlight two of these courageous groups of young people whose activism is leading to vitally important shifts in both public awareness and institutional policy with the hope that readers will discover ways to serve these calls for justice within their own communities
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How challenging it is to feel joy at this time of year when we are devastated by the murders of children, men, and women who, because of skin colour, are frightening our mostly white police forces into fatal acts of violence. We are, at our core, an empathetic species, and so the unnecessary deaths of people who have been profiled because of race is abhorrent to us. Many are marching. Many are speaking out. Many are staging die-ins. Many are calling town meetings to attempt to bridge the gulf between law enforcement officers and citizens of colour. We are participating in these protests because we know it is our greatest challenge at this moment in history to transform the judicial, educational, political, and social systems that cause disproportionate numbers of people of colour to be killed or incarcerated. We also know climate change requires our unified attention, but we cannot attend to the serious matters of planetary distress for as long as we are divided on racial, religious, and nationalistic lines. Holidays in our culture are associated with material gifts and feelings of deprivation when we don’t get what we want. But Holidays are Holy Days. Now, more than ever before, we are called upon to use this sacred time of year, the rebirth of Light and Hope in every culture, to find a way to heal the deep divides among Earth’s peoples. And, as we know, all transformation begins at home.