In light of the recent death of George Floyd the Mother Grove is resolved to explicitly and publicly re-affirm our identity as an anti-racist group. Ar nDraiocht Fein does not condone or approve of any form of racism. We believe that all humans deserve equal rights and are devastated by the actions that have occurred this week. We mourn with the family and friends of those who have lost their lives. We stand as allies and friends.
We believe we must examine racism including the actions of individuals and the institutional racism embedded in our society. We are resolved to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist group. We are shocked by the actions of our fellow humans and committed to working with others toward an equal and fair society.
We ask the Kindreds to grant us the wisdom to know what actions to take, and the perseverance to continue when the work is difficult. Allow us the vision to see the positive pieces of our community and the courage to work to improve the negativities. Let us show hospitality through our inclusion and appreciation of diversity. May our unified piety bring us together as a community, as we find balance through moderation. We choose to maintain our integrity by upholding these virtues.
We pray for strength and safety for those who are using their voices to protest injustice. We pray for those in law enforcement who are engaging their communities and continuing to work against the systemic faults in our society. We will continue to work proactively to cultivate an environment where differences are embraced and the diversity of human expression is valued. ADF believes that our community is stronger when all members have a voice and are encouraged to contribute.