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Amos trustee Robin Message wrote a poem in response to our ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Climate Justice summit which took place in Cambridge in September. He was responding particularly to the powerful panel discussions on how the climate crisis falls strongly on women and children, but also on how often women and children are the first to respond effectively to the crisis.
...on a quiet day I can hear her breathing
Below is the liturgy that we said together at the beginning of Once In A Lifetime, Amos Trust and A Rocha UK’s Climate Justice summit in September 2019.
A poem by Victoria Field
“Girl, living in the swell of my belly, I sense you sobbing as I sway, And wonder what grief and knowledge, Fill the knots of your body like the crusts or boiled grass we ate to survive.”
A Christmas Reflection
“One year, will it slip away? Will the meaning finally be lost? Will the annual cycle of readings, carols, prayers for peace and a light shining in the darkness — finally, give up the ghost?”
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