State of the Nation – Moving Forward:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When the worst thing that ever happened to us became a reality, our September 11th Families rose up and joined together and tried to make the world a better and more peaceful place for everyone. We can all keep that work going.
Despite divisive politics, it is clear that strength as a nation and world lies in unity.
CLICK HERE to read our entire statement.
“To all my 9/11 dear family members: [We need] to keep working harder than ever to achieve those ideals we stand for. Personally for me, that means also joining the Guantanamo committee to bring fairness and justice into the system that is prosecuting the 5 men accused of carrying out the event that brought us all together. If you are already on the committee get more involved if you possibly can, if not, please consider joining us. We cannot become despondent … rather we must reenergize ourselves. Rita”
PT’s First Community Connection Call A Success!
A small group of Peaceful Tomorrows members from across the country came together via conference call for the first bi-monthly Community Connection Call on November 3, 2016. Initiated and hosted by PT member, Antonio Aversano, this call proved to be inspiring and a wonderful way for PT members to casually come together via conference call from the comfort of their own home to get to know each other in more depth.
The next Community Connection Call is scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST and is expected to last 75-90 minutes. Please mark your calendar and save the date!
The call will be facilitated by PT member, Antonio Aversano. Please contact Antonio at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or further details.
Call Details: Thursday, January 5 , 8pm EST/ 5pm. Dial In Number: 515.739.1020, PIN: 652194.
Take a look at our calendar to learn about an upcoming seminar taught by Prof. David Philips of Columbia University on “The Kurds, the Middle East, and ISIS” at John Jay College on November 18.
MATCHING GRANT 2016: September and October came and went and so many of you, both members and supporters, made a contribution. We raised $8,795 in individual donations during these two months which brings us to a matched amount of $17,590!
THANK YOU all for your incredible support!
- New York Society for Ethical Culture
- Charter for Compassion
- United for Peace and Justice
- John Jay College – Center on Terrorism
TAKE ACTION! Talk to your local school and community leaders about joining the Charter for Compassion. Help us walk the path towards a more compassionate world. Disseminate our Promoting Peace guide among your friends and within your existing networks.
Seen On The Street
At the protests last night in Boston on a sign carried by a youth:
Don’t iron while the strike is HOT!
One of our younger members reflects on the State of the Nation in the Charter for Compassion blog. CLICK HERE to read Ari Radcliffe-Greene’s post.