Rebel stories: A movement of prayer

A person dressed in black sits in meditation wearing a placard which reads: Barclays the ecocide bank.

Next to her is a sign asking: Does your bank fund the climate crisis and listing the amount invested in carbon by banks in 2020

Barclays 27 Billion
HSBC 23 Billion
Santander 9 Billion
Natwest 2 Billion
Lloyds 2 Billion
Abbie meditating outside Barclays

My name is Abbie, I’m 45 and I live in Brighton.

Humanity has reached a crisis point, and the actions we take this year and in the coming years are critical.

The words of one of my late, beloved Dharma teacher’s Rob Burbea, sum up why I became involved with XR Buddhists, and the purpose of the actions we carry out together:

a movement of prayer….to stand in alignment with a deep truth no matter what the outcome…. A desire to be present at a time in history that feels extremely pivotal, and to be there, to bear witness to humanity at a crossroads. Opening to the pain of what is going on in the world in all its confusion and complexity, in a celebration of human togetherness

Abbie is a member of XR Buddhists and XR Brighton Meditators

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