Welcome ALIS into the world. Namaste! As Chief Seattle said: Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
Family for family, let's come together for light and what is right.
Let us lift each other up through the knowledge we are not alone, never alone.
Let us channel compassion through passion and all peaceful avenues of protest and action.
We stand together as one body, and we speak as one voice.
All living things fear being beaten with clubs. All living things fear being put to death. Putting oneself in the place of the other, Let no one kill nor cause another to kill (Teachings of the Buddha).
ALIS will be what we believe is the best of humanity, and will promote hope rather than despair, and wisdom rather than blind action.
Let's help ALIS to become all ALIS has the potential to be; a vehicle of action working toward positive change based in the belief that all life is sacred.
I stand ready to join my voice with yours, Bonni