This amazing story by Vanity Fair highlights how a new generation of activists is standing up against gun violence in a way that no one has before. Written by a journalist who has been covering school shootings for two decades (two decades!!) it aims to unpack why now is the moment when teenagers are making the history that their parents could not.
As Mayahana Buddhists, we have an obligation to fight against injustice whenever we encounter it, using tactics that emphasize peace and encourage harmony over discord. Working through political avenues, raising their voices through technology and traditional political organization, these activists are countering violence and protecting life as the Buddha would wish it. Their small movement has begun to do the unthinkable – turn the tide of gun violence and fight back against the laws that threaten our children and our future.
“There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.” – Buddha