Covenant of the Goddess statement on the tragedy in Orlando
The Covenant of the Goddess would like to express its shock and extreme sorrow at the violence and death in Orlando Florida this last week. Our heartfelt sympathy and energy go out to the LGBT community and all those so tragically affected by this event.
To quote a friend, Rev. Victor Kazanjian Jr, of the United Religions Initiative,
If we do not allow ourselves to feel this sadness, to really grieve, then our fears and pain turn instead to grievance. Who is to blame? How can I get my revenge? The world seems locked in an endless cycle of grievance. Grievance is the fuel of terrorists. One act of violence fuels another act of violence and the cycle continues, day after day, generation after generation.
We stand beside all of our brothers and sisters of all spiritual paths who abhor and denounce the atrocities perpetrated upon humanity in the name of bigotry, hatred, and fear of those who believe differently, and we support the sentiments in the following links.