Our recent discussions have provided much hope that we may be able to communicate these issues and concerns we have, through a documentary designed to reach our public school teachers by involving the help of our Native American brothers and sisters. We are starting to put together a plan to develop a documentary that will introduce the concerns and potential solutions we will need to institute for prolonging life on our planet. The film and video company is enthused about the potential project and has provided ideas for how to proceed and fund such a project. Everything takes time but. we are excited there may be a opportunity to work with members of our Native American society and rebuild some of the trust that we have, unfortunately, lost from past treatment of these people. By working together, we can hopefully save the traditional wisdom of living in balance with our natural world which has been passed down from generation to generation within the Native American society. Different cultures share a different relationship with their natural surroundings, and when we work together and recognize we are all equal, we can find desirable solutions to major complex problems.
The documentary appears to be a good way to convey the problem we all face and provide an understanding that together we can find reasonable ways to achieve our desired future.
You might wonder why the United Methodist Church is involved? Since 2012 the Church has been working on several fronts to rebuild relationships with our indigenous people, lost as a result of our past treatment of these people. This project also offers an opportunity to amplify the complexity and importance of the story of creation and the responsibility we have been assigned for stewardship and care-taking of our natural world.