This was shared on the UUA’s facebook page this morning.
“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’ And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Corrosive and Malignant Danger of Remaining Silent About Racism
She [Karen Van Fossan] has three recommendations for UUs everywhere who want to join the fight to protect the sacred lands and water rights of the Standing Rock Sioux.
- Raise awareness of the struggle among UUs wherever you are.
- Encourage UUs to travel to Standing Rock, if they can, to bear witness and take the story back home.
- Build solidarity at home—wherever home is for you—and organize actions to stop the pipeline.
Remember that no matter how small your voice may be, it is still a voice.