Awake Thou Sleepers and Hear Us This Day and In the Days to Come
(prayer spoken in unison by all who gathered on the steps of the New Mexico State Capitol this eve of December 12, 2009)
That we speak for Mother Earth, for Father Sky, for our Children, all children everywhere, and all children yet to come, for Trees and Plants, for Animals, for our Ancestors:
Awake thou sleepers, Hear Us!
We call on you to join hands with the rest of creation. To speak of common sense, Responsibility, Respect, Equity, Justice, and Peace.
Now is the time to act to proctect our children’s legacy, to uphold the laws of regeneration and walk the path of life.
Climate change is no distant or abstract threat, but a clear and present danger to us all. We call on you to act, and act now.
Because only as true partners can we survive.
We the Peoples of the Earth promote Earth Democracy and will work on behalf of the Seventh Generation yet to come. Climate change is no distant or abstract threat, but a clear and present danger to us all. We call on you to act.
Give thanks for all that sustains us!
Act in right relationship and in respect to all.
Awake all ye sleepers.
When we walk upon Mother Earth, we always plant our feet carefully because we know the faces of our future generations are looking up at us from beneath the ground. We never forget them.
Dedicated to the Pacific Island States of Tuvalu, Maldives, Kiribati, and al the others who are without homes or soon to be because of our inaction. Please forgive us.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
12 December 2009
Awake! Declaration of Right Relationship
Written by Chief Oren Lyons, Bobbe Besold, and Dominique Mazeud
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