The Winter 2016 Newsletter is available.
Next East Side Blessing Rite: February 3, 8:30 PM, at Spirit Apothecary in Bedford.
Next West Side Blessing Rite: January 13, 8:30 PM, at Goddess Elite in North Olmsted.
Next High Day: Imbolg, January 29, at River Grove, North Chagrin Reservation - gather at 2 PM, ritual starts at approx 4:30 PM
Stone Creed Grove Stands with Standing Rock
The Officers and Elders of Stone Creed Grove have chosen to call for support of the Great Sioux Nation and their Tribal allies in opposing the Dakota Oil Pipeline. We find several reasons to support this cause:
- First, the sovereign rights of the remnants of North American native peoples must be restored and preserved. Our history of murder and theft in the establishment of our nation places the government and people of the US in a position of debt to these older peoples, and it is both just and gracious for our stronger government to give way to their wishes, when such are clearly expressed.
- Second, the preservation of clean water and the unspoiled soil of our continent is a primary good, greater than almost any other. Little is more destructive to ecosystems than oil technology, and we are not confident of the oil industry’s ability or good intention to minimize harm.
We call upon them to stand down in this matter, respect the will of the tribal polities, and make other choices. As Pagan Druids we worship the spirits that indwell the land, and many invoke the Earth Mother as the Soul of the World. Let us turn our hands to the work of our hearts, and send some direct support to one of the most important protest actions of the last few years.