Posted by: maboulette | September 10, 2011

STAND AGAINST HATE AND FEAR

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This Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We will all take time to remember the day and the lives we lost, but 10 years later, we must go deeper.

There were two paths forward from the ashes and rubble of 9/11: One path led to war, torture, and fear, but another path — led by people of faith across our land — was marked by soul-searching, genuine mourning for the lost, and standing up for peace-building and caring for our neighbors.

Although our government and too many of its citizens, regrettably, have chosen the first path, I invite you to celebrate the alternative journey — to stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters of all faiths, and no faith, who are helping to build a nation that reflects our best values. 

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, affirm your commitment to peace-building and reconciliation by signing this commemoration pledge:

“As a Christian and an American, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
I commit myself to work for building peace in my community and the world,
and to love my neighbors by standing against hate and fear.”

 


Responses

  1. Lovely sentiments, I surely hope more people, including myself, are able to act on these principles and create a better world.


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