Photo: Inspired by “Brexit”, safety pins are being worn to show solidarity against hate. | Brilliantist Studio via Shutterstock
This month, I’ve heard from so many of you from across the religious spectrum. Your reactions to the election, the holiday season and the future are not uniform. But most of you are concerned about societal division, rising hate crimes and the fear captured by a Muslim friend, who wrote, “I will never, ever, ever forget the night my babies went to sleep crying in fear.”
Please take a look at my latest article on The Huffington Post, Five Reflections on America in Transition. It includes some thoughts on what I’ve heard, my observations on how Americans are responding—and how we can respond—to mitigate fear, cross the divide, and rekindle hope.
At Tanenbaum we know that establishing a just society is a long-term effort – but we take daily action to create measurable improvements in the U.S. and across the world.
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No child should ever fall asleep crying from fear, in the U.S. or anywhere!
Joyce S. Dubensky,
P.S. For a glimpse of some of our latest achievements, check out our Fall Newsletter.
P.P.S. And on Wednesday, look for November’s Combating Extremism resources on what you had to say about extremism!