Everglades Moon Local Council Statement of Solidarity regarding the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shootings:
On behalf of the Witches and Wiccans of Florida, Everglades Moon Local Council extends our deepest condolences to all those affected by the recent horrific violence against the LGBTQ+ community at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL .
That such an act of hate could happen in our own back yard has shaken us to our core.
We stand with everyone responding to this violence, Queer, Questioning and Straight, in solidarity and with love. We offer our prayers and deepest condolences to all the victims of this senseless act, and to their families, friends, and communities.
As a community, we call on our fellow Floridians to step up and help build bridges. Make an appointment to donate blood. Volunteer with interfaith workings. Let the lasting impact of this event be one of positive change – starting in Florida and rippling out throughout the US and the world. Do whatever you can to bring peace into this world.
As Witches, we will be holding space on the Full Moon on Monday, June 20th at 9pm. During this time, we ask that people of all faiths join us to remember the victims and send loving, healing energies to their families and friends, and for our nationas a whole. We invite you to participate no matter where you are.
We Witches and Wiccans of EMLC will continue to assist in any way we can –lending our ministerial services to those in need, and by reaching out to Faith Leaders to build bridges of respect and understanding among the many religions that create the tapestry of our community.