A couple of month’s ago at its AGM, The Druid Network (TDN) debated the Mission Lifeforce project that seeks to establish ecocide as a crime under international law – part of the Rome Statute alongside war crimes and genocide. Mission Lifeforce is also encouraging “Earth Protectors” to sign up as trustees to help fund the project and to protect “conscientious objectors” who stand up for the Earth.
I was particularly impressed by the TDN statement in support of Mission Lifeforce which includes the following: “In these times of climate chaos, habitable land destruction and loss of biodiversity, amidst the failures of government accords and the inability of the public to take civil action against corporates and governments who actively harm our planet and all the life on it, actively defending our living planet and seeking internationally recognised sanctions becomes an act of Druidry.”
The last part of the last sentence: “actively defending our living planet and seeking internationally recognised sanctions becomes an act of Druidry” is the important bit. Active Druidry, walking the walk, defending that which is sacred, is an essential part of what it means for me to be a Druid. This means both living in a way that minimises damage to the Earth but also taking non-violent direct action to protect the Earth too.
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