Whatever happened to “by the people, for the people”?

Due to eco-apartheid, the wealthy can afford clean water, healthy food and moderate temperatures.

The poor and neglected sink into oppressive heat; they face failed harvests, arid fields and shattered hopes.

Through the vast heart of difference, we must awaken to beauty manifest in and through race, gender, culture and creed. Yes, we are all precious in God’s sight.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., proclaimed, people must be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

Let us join hands and hearts and pray that each new day will make possible a more equitable world, flourishing with generous harvests, reversing climate change, reinvigorating our common home.