Our young people being recruited to join hate groups and terrorists like ISIS. People believing that all Muslims are the enemy. It is time to stand united against hate.
Too many local shootings and acts of violence. Acts of anti-semitism alarmingly rising in the United States. Hate mail and threats in Iowa and discriminatory laws against LGBT people nationwide becoming rampant. It is time to stand united against hate.
"Religious freedom" being used as a false mantra to cloak fear, hate and prejudice. Immigrants and people of color living in fear for their lives. It is time to stand united against hate.
Good people who used to understand the concept of separation of church and state, being led down the path of enthroning some people's definition of Christianity as our state religion. It is time to stand united against hate.
On Monday, April 6th at 7:00 pm at the Metro Community Church of the Quad Cities, 2930 W Locust, Davenport, there will be an organizing meeting for an event to be held later in August: "Going to the River to Pray: The Quad Cities Standing United Against Hate."
We as a community are not powerless against hate. Now is the time to stand united to remind ourselves and to show the world that the power of love is greater than the forces of evil in our world.'
Any individuals or groups that support this simple premise are invited to come and help plan this summer's event.
For more information contact Rev. Rich Hendricks at 563.324.8281.
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