Pledge to Mother Earth and all the other Mothers
We pledge to care for the sacred connections that bind us to the Earth and to each other. We will witness injustice and act to prevent suffering in our communities and to future generations. We will disrupt injustice and mend disconnection. We will restore healthy and just relationships and remember that reciprocity and gratitude are an essential part of these sacred relationships with all the beings of the Earth. We will dream the dreams and call the visions to create new ways of living together based on justice and the sacredness of life.
Guardians of Agriculture
We pledge to speak in our compassionate truth. We regard agriculture as a sacred relationship between seeds, water, soil, plants, animals, stones, fungi, air, insects, microbes and humanity as part of one grand family of relations. We withdraw our consent to the dominant and dangerous agriculture surplus that has corrupted our seeds and animals, that has poisoned our soil, water, air and bodies, which contributes to climate chaos.
Guardians of Peace
As the guardians of Peace, we pledge to relentlessly disrupt injustice with love and joy We summon our deepest wisdom and courage to recognize and restore connection between all living beings in order to create a world we and all our relations can share and cherish in perpetuity.
Guardians of Medicine
We pledge as guardians of the guild of medicine to celebrate our collective birthright to a clean world, to cultivate a disease-free environment with universal access to a healthy life (food, ceremonies, gratitude, community, play, prayer, laughter and stories) and holistic integrated choices and care. We pledge to heal the interdependent web of life. We pledge to cultivate a culture that honors and respects the sacred cycles of life.
Guardians of Religion
W will look to the core of our spiritual traditions and reconnect to the teaching of love that sees the sacred embodied in each person and the Earth. To recognize that there are barriers to the expression of that love because of un-witnessed violence, genocide and colonization, to recognize that these wounds create a trauma in all of us, individually and in community to witness and heal that trauma through ceremony and deep relationship with the sacred. To honor the sacred in all beings by coming into communities that can cultivate belonging, witness the gifts of each person and nurture those gifts through mentoring so that people can take prayerful relational action and be of service.
Guardians of Animals
As a member of the animal community, we humans pledge to take responsibility and own the harm we have done. With humility we will listen and learn from our animal relatives. We commit to healing and preserving our Earth that is shared with all life. As one family we take responsibility to uphold the rights of nature and all our relatives. We pledge to educate children and adult about the inherent wisdom and interconnectedness of animals.
Guardians of Justice
We pledge as guardians of justice to protect the environment from deleterious climate change and poison, to eliminate unjust police practices, reform the school system to longer be pipelines to prison and stand up in the face of apathy.
Guardians of Politics
We, the Guardians of Politics, pledge to transform our Democracy and the socio economic systems rooted in injustice. We enshrine the rights of future generations and the Earth in the Constitution. We reject Corporate Personhood and withdraw our consent to current political mechanisms. We pledge to create deliberative processes and sustainable economics guided by the long forecaring of the commons and respect for all living beings.
Edited at the Congress by
Christy Williams Dunton