The end of October marked a searingly sad seven days for our Country. Hate driven murders and threats of murder. Now, yesterday, more mass murders.
The wounds are raw. And deeply personal to family and survivors. The only immediate response of conscience is
We cannot let these lives be lost in vain. “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is
Last Saturday, October 27, I was standing in Mother Emanuel AME giving closing remarks for a program honoring the Emanuel 9 and rising up against racism and hate, when the devastating news of murders at the Tree of Life synagogue hit.
This is a clarion call, for resisting the temptation of hate and embracing the challenge of love. We have to stand together in grieving with the families and survivors, in condemning the haters, and in combating daily the climate that gives agency to anger and hate.