Seeking peace. Striving for justice. Together.
From the U.S. State Department:
Mr. President, Madame Chef de Cabinet, Excellency’s, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today we pay tribute to the men, women, and children robbed of their freedom and their lives by slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We honor the memory of the millions who died, who were stolen from their families, who suffered from disease and deprivation, and who experienced other untold horrors because of slavery and its barbaric toll. The Transatlantic Slave Trade is a stain on our collective conscience that indelibly marked our own history and left wounds we must still strive to ...
The Church on Race: A Dialogue
A Big Tent 2013 Event
Conversations on the past, present, and future of race relations in the Church and in society in light of the Florida vs. George Zimmerman verdict
FOLLOW THE EVENT LIVE ONLINE—http://ustre.am/12Hjh
Date: Saturday, August 3rd
Time: 10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Location: Galt House, Grand Ballroom A
On the day of its fiftieth anniversary, 16 November 1995, UNESCO's Member States adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Among other things, the Declaration affirms that tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference. It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.