It is not partisan to speak out against hate, and to name it for what it is. Today our community grieves the loss of three lives to an uprising of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. There are no “sides” here. There is only an act of unconscionable aggression based on a fundamentally flawed view that divides humanity along spurious lines of “nationality” or “race.”
Our hearts ache because we are all human, all connected, and we are all in this together.
As Martin Luther King said:
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Stand today with light and love and trust that your contribution to our human family is felt, appreciated, and entirely necessary.