Much more detail on how to participate and what will happen with your contributions can be found in this participation pack.
1) Describe the world you dream of.
This could be a video (max 1 minute long), or audio recording, or another creative form, such as a drawing, a poem or even a photograph.
(see this Participation Pack for more detail)
2) Upload that recording or a file to the internet (Instructions for video in tutorial below)
3) Get on the map – send us an email to [email protected], telling us 3 things:
– the link to YouTube/Soundcloud/file location
– your geographical location
– the name you would like on the map (or anon if you prefer)
4) Share your link with others, telling them it is a response to this video – and inviting them to join the conversation!
5) Remember to use #childrensfireG7 in the description and in all your social media posts and shares!
GATHER AROUND THE CHILDREN’S FIRE
HELPING TO HOLD THE FLAME FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
We invite you to draw this fire into your heart so that through your life, work, relationships, decisions, actions and play you become a beacon for the good of future generations.
Background: During the 2021 G7 Summit, we held a ceremonial Children’s Fire in West Cornwall, that was joined by fires across the globe.
Later that summer we held a similar Children’s Fire space at All About Love festival in the UK, that many visitors described as “the best space in the festival”
To increase the capacity of people able to hold such sacred space, at Beltaine 2022 a Fire Quest was held in Cornwall. Consequently there will be dedicated Children’s Fire spaces at both All About Love and The Green Gathering in August 2022.
Additionally we are very pleased to be holding a community sacred fire in Cornwall in support of the 2022 Summer Solstice Fire Light for Life (info)– holding fires around the globe dedicated to the children and future generations.
Amplify this message on social media.
“What world are you dreaming of?”
Post…repost…like…share…add a heart…tag friends…message support…create your own post…forward this invitation…repeat…
Light your own Children’s Fire, (be it candle, fire or beacon)
Share your flame widely using #childrensfire
It’s time for the world to UNITE in this heartfelt intention and for true leadership with integrity to emerge. With YOUR help, we will work with the transformative power of fire to clearly project this simple message into the world.
Let us embrace this age-old teaching, powered by humanity’s greatest power – our passion for life – as together, we ignite the children’s fire in the heart of ALL
Together let us imagine a more beautiful world and inspire each other, and in so doing tell the G7 leaders what is really important.
The Children’s Fire.
We light this flame to symbolise
The generations yet to rise
Tomorrow’s children and today’s
To give them voice to have their say
All nature’s children yet to birth
All citizens of future earth
All living beings next in line
Quietly waiting for their time
To ride upon this spinning sphere
To touch and taste and see and hear
The wonder and the majesty
All creatures of the land and sea
The boundless dancing energy
So, let us say that it is we
Who will not the destroyers be
Of all of this astounding beauty
Come, light a candle, light a flame
For those without a trace of blame
That they in time may live to be
Grateful for our legacy
-Murray Lachlan Young
We are seeking to platform the voices of ALL, especially the voices of young people, as the generation closest to those yet to be born.
Please share your dreams, hopes, vision for the future.
Photos, text, direct to camera pieces, interviews with friends…. all welcome
post to the social media channels below using #ChildrensFireG7.
We cannot tire or give up. We owe it to the present and future generations of all species to rise up and walk!
– Wangaari Maathai