This week's reflection discusses the tension between St Francis of Assisi's praise of water as a precious "sister" created by God and a privatisation and economic exploitation of this life-giving element that comes at the cost of dying rivers and...
Haven International's insight:
We do love St. Francis of Assisi for his love of animals, now it is wonderful to see and know that we can credit him for the life-giving, qualities of water.
Peace Makers: The 13 Grandmothers Council a Visionary Painting by Minouche, 2008
In the fall of 2004, we gathered from all over the world, thirteen indigenous Grandmothers from Alaska, North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia. We came together at the Tibet House Menla Mountain Retreat center in upstate New York. Within three days we formed a Global Alliance for the good of all beings. See the original signed Alliance Statement from 2004.
Our Council was set in motion by a common vision, prophecies seeded decades ago in many people around the world. One of these seeds was planted by members of the Center for Sacred Studies.
Read more about the origins of the Grandmothers Council, and review the Council accomplishments.