"Give light, and people will find the way."
Many spiritual traditions look to the natural cycles of light and dark, morning and evening, summer and winter as an invitation to consider the movement of our inner lives.
What shall our response be to an enveloping darkness?
The quiet lighting of candles can help us nourish our hope, deepen our resolve, draw strength from the fertile darkness and bear witness to the community we long to become and are working to create.
Ella Josephine Baker (1903 - 1986) was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned over five decades. Baker worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century and mentored many emerging activists. She was among the the most influential women in the civil rights movement. There is an Ella Baker Center for Activism at 1970 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612