Countering Hate Speech With Compassionate Actions

APRIL 202

A Time To Commit To Forgiveness: Join the conversation on April 11 at 2pm EST as local Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders reflect together on “Forgiveness.” Followed by a Q&A session. Peaceful Tomorrows member and Peace Education Committee Co-chair, Robyn B. Donati is part of the panel. For further details please contact Shaheen Akhtar or join the event by CLICKING HERE.

SAVE THE DATE! April 23 at 12 noon EST: Our next webinar features Marilyn Turkovich, Director of the Charter for Compassion’s Global Team, Cristina Gonzalez, founder of Compassionate Nuevo Leon, Mexico as well as of Compassionate Monterrey, Mexico and Peaceful Tomorrows member, Rev. Dianne Hudder in conversation about COMPASSIONATE ACTIONS in a polarized environment.” We’ll explore how The Charter for Compassion’s work has affected global communities, laying the groundwork for a paradigm shift and leading to tangible improvements in violence prevention. Our wish is to contribute to their work towards more peaceful tomorrows.

A New Phase Of Our Work: Three of our newest members are helping to launch an ambitious new phase of our work to turn grief into action for peace. This year’s 20th commemoration will be a vital moment in history to confront the destructive choices made post 9/11. Peaceful Tomorrows aims to redirect the nation towards true security based on: the rule of law; civilian focus; and a transparent system of justice. Our advocacy will target the new Administration as an opportunity to disrupt cycles of violence.

IN THE MEDIA: Read Jeremy Varon’s article “Obama said he’d close Guantánamo  – these activists are pushing Biden to finish the job” and his mention of our work being instrumental in achieving the goal to #closegitmo.

“…Even before the inauguration, human rights groups met with transition team officials …. Among the groups was September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, or PT… The PT member, who likened the session to “policy speed dating,” conveyed the core demand to close the prison and honor the 9/11 dead with true justice for the alleged perpetrators.”

OUR ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

We now offer recorded webinars exploring issues of peace, justice, reconciliation, trauma and the lessons we learned after being personally affected by 9/11.

UNCOMMON BONDS: The Unlikely Friendship Between A 9/11 Family Member And A Detainee At Guantánamo
CLICK HERE and use passcode Y4F?Wke?. The Discussion Guide for this webinar is being developed.

FACING TRAUMA: The Intersection of Healing and Justice:
CLICK HERE and use the passcode j42*yXgQ and to view the Discussion Guide.

BUILDING BRIDGES For Peace In A Divided World:
CLICK HERE and use the passcode 2^8qJPbs to access the recording and to view the Discussion Guide.

Some of Our Partners:

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We joined 111 NGOs and signed a letter to President Biden urging the closure of the prison at Guantánamo.
CLICK HERE to read it.

Looking Back on 2020: For a summary of what we have accomplished together during 2020 CLICK HERE.

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