Supporting One Another in the Wake of the NYC Attack
We extend our deepest condolences to the families of victims and support to those injured and reeling from the truck attack in NYC. In the wake of such senseless violence, we are heartened by the strength of community in such an immense city and the mobilization of individuals near and far to provide comfort and assistance. CONTINUE READING.
Members and supporters will be moved to read Kathy Kelly’s message from Kabul, and by Zarguna’s words as a volunteer working with street children to teach them about the principles of nonviolence. CLICK HERE to read the story. As readers will know from last month’s newsletter, Peaceful Tomorrows (PT) organizationally and its members are among those supporters of the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APV) work to improve lives by empowering women and children. Continuing support may be sent through PT or directly through Voices for Creative Nonviolence marked for the APV.
From left to right: Salma Ayoob, Talat Hamdani, Dr. Farha Abbasi, Richard McKinney, Prof. Mohammad Ayoob, Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor and Dr. Mohammad Khalil at Michigan State University.
Back in September, PTer, Talat Hamdani, met with students at Michigan State University’s Muslim Studies Program (see image above.) She writes about meeting Richard McKinney, a veteran, former Islamophobe and new convert to Islam:
“… In his words, he went to a local mosque to scout it out how to bomb it. There he met the Imam and asked him to tell him about Islam on the pretext to gain time to study the Mosque on how to carry out his terrorist attack. The Imam gave him a copy of the book and he read it and change happened. He became an Imam and preaches Islam.”
- The Institute for the Healing of Memories-North America
- Voices for Creative Nonviolence
- Center for Constitutional Rights
Community Connection Call ~ December 7:
Mark your calendars for the next Community Connection Call with some very special guests! December 7 @ 8pm EST. More details to come.
Matching Grant Received: We received a $20,000 matching grant. The grant depends on the receipt of contributions from Peaceful Tomorrows family members. PT will receive $5,000 up to $ 20,000 for every 10 new or increased contributions from PT family members between now and December 15.
We improved the Guantánamo page on our website. Take a look at the newly added video introduction to Guantánamo.