Relational’s National Call to Action: A Response to the Current Political Climate

Trapped concept and mental prison symbol as a person caged and imprisoned by the slow growing roots of a tree as a metaphor for chronic ingrained suffering due to an addiction or psychological illness.

Relational’s National Call to Action: A Response to the Current Political Climate

 

We say no!
No to the social and political exile and discrimination of all social minorities. Of 

Immigrants

Muslims

Racialized Peoples

Women

Refugees

Indigenous People

People with Disabilities

LGBTQAI

Non-Status Peoples

 

We are choosing life free from the daily low hum of injustice.
We are choosing life without the amplified effects of constructed differences.
Differences made to be scapegoats for injustice.
Injustice that rise out of our systems and which entangle our relationships. 

 

We are now tasked with uncovering the roots of injustice.
Roots that allow the demonization of an entire people.
People made wholesale responsible for '​threats'​ to our humanity, communities and borders.
Some of these roots are old, some newer.
We must therefor unearth the soil that has been blocking the light of our consciousness. 

 

Then lets illuminate these roots. Look at them.
Speak back to them. Never allow them to grow again.
Now lets put down new roots.
Holding each other’s hearts in care.
Looking into each other’s eyes with honesty and strength.
Speaking to each other with mindful rigour.
Listening to one another free to grow and change.
Grasping each other's hands with courageous promise. 

 

Plant and water another way of being, another political and social reality.
Plant and water unwavering roots of justice, equity and love for all!

1 Comment on “Relational’s National Call to Action: A Response to the Current Political Climate

  1. This campaign of consciousness is abundant with power, dignity and beauty – may this message resonate and inspire people far and wide. Thank you so much, Salima Bhimani and the Relational Team. <3

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *