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AN INVITATION FOR REFLECTION

For a long time we have considered initiating a discussion in the pages of the LYNX that focuses on what seems to be inherently important in the discussion of wildness--spirit. To some folks this becomes a discussion of religion. To others, it encourages an exploration of the meaning of wildness-- is it to protect biodiversity, naturalness or personal values?

Owl by M. PettisWe have hesitated for two reasons. First, we have no interest in a debate on whose church best meets wildness/wilder-ness values or who is right, the non- believer or believer. Second, not enough member participation. We have no interest
in going to various community leaders to define these issues; we want to hear from you because it is your voice that sings the song of wildness.

From you we hope to get similar short “prayers” of any sort that fit within the above context. Everything must be documented and able to be corroborated easily! As you can see, we are defining prayer in a personal way. It need not be from a religious book or tradition; it may be your statement or an observation that serves you in some fashion. If you don’t like the idea of prayer, send a short essay-- a few hundred, well-thought, concise words on why wildness/wilderness is important to you.

We publish the LYNX six times a year-February, April, June, August, October, and December- so we need to have your submission by the first of that month. We will print your responses for as long as we get them at info@hupc.org.


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