Wild Earth grieves with all affected by the recent tragedy

Published December 17th, 2012

We join our neighbors in Newtown, Connecticut, sharing in your tears, grieving and loss. We send to you our most heartfelt condolences and pray for your healing from this unimaginable tragedy. To the children of Newtown and everywhere, we bless you all in hopes that that you may soon feel safe in your schools and have sweet dreams in your beds.

As grief and sorrow tug on our heart strings we are reminded that we are in relationship. We are connected to our neighbors — human, non-human, local and global. All children are our own.

Wild Earth envisions a world of more connection.

We envision a world where Atlatl Boys are future men who stand strong in their hearts’ power and are inspired to create a world of more awareness and relationship.

We envision a world where Ropes teens send ripples of self-acceptance, integrity and humanity further into the world.

We envision a world where pre-teen girls find strength in their ability to support and to be supported by peers and a wide network of “extended family.”

Our hearts break with everyone. We make space for our grief and sorrow as it affirms that we are in relationship – even during this time of darkness.

And as the light of the sun returns we affirm our tireless commitment towards creating a better world for our children and future generations.

“I want to be in community where ‘we rejoice together, mourn together, take delight in each other, and are willing to make each others’ condition our own.'” – M. Scott Peck


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Wild Earth joins inspired leaders in offering multi-generational programs and events that strengthen connections with ourselves, others, and the Earth while building ecological, social and cultural resilience. Located along the Shawangunk Ridge in New York’s Hudson Valley, Wild Earth is a not-for-profit that runs nature-based programs for children, teens, families and adults. More about Wild's work.

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