The black candle is relit, then the first red candle on the farthest left is lit, then the farthest green candle is relit and then the second red candle on the farthest left is relit then the second green candle on the farthest right is relit then light the third red candle and then light the final green candle.
The principle of Imani (Faith) teaches us to believe in the good we seek to create; to believe in its practice and promise. It reaffirms the faith of our ancestors that we can, indeed, fill the emptiness in human life with relations and practices that cultivate and fulfill hope, bring happiness and give meaning and measure to our lives. It teaches us the faith our foremothers and forefathers that reassures us we can find and put in place just solutions to the many conflicts which consume and divide our world: through cooperative work and struggle, the famine and food insecurity in Somalia, the Horn of Africa, and the rest of the world, can be ended; that the human-caused catastrophe of Katrina will not occur again; that the fields and forests of Haiti will blossom, grow abundant grain and fruit again; and that every other plundered, polluted and depleted place will do likewise. And it is a faith that assures us we can truly transform ourselves and the world, and insure clean air, pure water, safe and nutritious food for everyone, and a free, just, secure, dignity-affirming and flourishing life and future for all the world.