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Remarks from Richmond Rally Against Muslim Ban

Video of these remarks can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/jewishaction.us/videos/705614492975135/

Video of all speeches can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/moveon/videos/10154390220140493/

In 1790, our first president, George Washington, sent a letter to the Jewish community in Newport, Rhode Island, pledging that “the government of the United States…gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” 774 more words

Religion

Bearing Witness in a Moment of Grief: a reflection on the continuing violence

I simply cannot be witness to the continuing bloodshed without bearing witness to truth, even though I realize that my perception or understanding of it is flawed, partial, in process…  This is not because I feel that I have to speak for another soul who has committed some crime or atrocity in the name of a faith or ethnicity or gender or nationality we share; rather it is because I cannot be silent in the face of the violation of other beings, whom I believe to be — like me — created in the Divine image and animated by the living breath of a God Who creates with purpose and bestows dignity and beauty and lofty potential upon us all… 576 more words

Reflections

Message from Ariki Te Wairemana Zlamala

“I ask everyone that is reading this today that we are a free people; do not let the crown and any governments enslave us any longer; or, we cannot walk freely as we should; the days of control and enslavement by the Crown must come to an end so our spirits can walk free, how it ought to do; our Mother Earth must breath again freely; and, the people of the world and our ancestors. 64 more words

Peoples Earth Council

Remarks at Interfaith Standing Together Press Conference

It is an honor to stand in this sanctuary surrounded by colleagues and friends representing so many brother and sister faith traditions.

To my mind, this synagogue is the perfect place for us to stand together against hate and deliver a message of inclusion and love. 573 more words

Religion

Statement on National Policy Institute

Statement by Alexei Laushkin, Board Member, Kingdom Mission Society:

The National Policy Institute and some of their friends in the alt-right movement, represent the fringe of American society.

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Jesus

FOR MADINA, BAGHDAD, DHAKA, ISTANBUL, ORLANDO, AND ALL THE WOUNDED PLACES WHERE INNOCENTS ARE MURDERED, VIOLATED, TRAUMATIZED, BEREAVED, AND BROKEN

In the Qur’anic passage that recounts the covenant sealed between God and Abraham (2:124), God makes it clear that this special covenantal relationship will not reach or include those who perpetrate evil and oppression. 200 more words

Reflections

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: RESPONDING TO THE FLORIDA MASSACRE

The Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation joins its voice to the voices of Muslims worldwide and all peoples of healthy-minded religion in condemning the atrocities perpetrated against the innocent in Florida.  292 more words

Reflections