Interfaith members of my city, Fort Wayne, came together this morning at 11 am to profess the power of love. This is a city you want to call home.
Below is my quick reflection on the event:
Overwhelmed with emotions of gratitude for being a member of such a wonderful community. I am proud to call Fort Wayne home.
This morning, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Baha'ai leaders gathered to pray for peace and to show their support for members of the Muslim community in particular. Unfortunately many more could not attend, due to the short turn around time, but were with us in spirit and prayer. To them I say, we felt the love and we were lifted with your prayer as we gathered on the green in front of the court house to send this symbolic message.
I went last and here is an excerpt of my closing remarks:
"We are gathered here today, guided by our faiths, protected by our constitution to shout a resounding NO to divisive rhetoric that threatens the essential fabric of our community and the freedoms which we have come to enjoy. But I would like to remind us all that we may individually pray for peace but we mus ALL, collectively, work for justice. God bless"
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