MOTHER EARTH JUSTICE ADVOCATES REGINA DECLARATION FOR A BETTER WORLD
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ― Arundhati Roy Background The human family has a duty to honour, love, protect, and respect all of creation in its abundant diversity as an inter-connected web of life that nurtures, provides, and sustains us all. What happens to one part affects the whole. Our destiny and future is intertwined with all other parts of creation. What the tree exhales, the human life inhales and as such the tree and the human family share a common destiny. We are inter and intra dependent. Today, the human family is experiencing changes at an accelerated pace that no other generation has previously encountered. The challenges are global in scope and local in impact and to overcome them requires the human family to work together. Globalization, rampant consumerism and reckless non-renewable resource exploitation has and continues to be the cause of widespread destruction. The current global system disrupts and corrupts the natural order and balance of life. Our whole future is in jeopardy. It is time for love, human cooperation, and resistance. It is time for a system change. As a result of the Regina Peoples Assembly on Climate Justice in December 2010 during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancun, Mexico, a group of people in Regina, Saskatchewan gathered together and formed Mother Earth Justice Advocates (MEJA).