As a Native American elder, I am concerned to bring the traditional values of my ancestors forward into this time and place. As a Bishop of the Christian faith, I am interested in building meaningful community across all lines of division. As an environmentalist, I am committed to developing sustainable models that will help to repair our planet. As a supporter of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden, I can do all three at once.
The Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden is a partnership between the First Nations Kitchen, Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, and the Gandhi Mahal Restaurant. The garden embodies the message of all three partners. It is a working model of ecological sustainability. It provides the ingredients for the values and wisdom of indigenous people to be shared in a communal way. It promotes the natural and healthy lifestyles that crosses all cultural lines.
If you want to do just one thing to show respect for America’s indigenous people, to help raise awareness and action to combat the environmental destruction of our planet, and to encourage a paradigm shift in how we feed a hungry world: then let that one thing be generous support of this combined effort.
Support the Gandhi Interfaith Garden. Support this one project, because by doing so, you will be helping in more ways than you can count.
The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston