You are cordially invited to the 4th Annual Reflections on
Holocaust and Genocides
The 4th Annual Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides is set for Thursday, January 27, 2011.
This particular date was adopted by the sixtieth session of the United Nations on November 21, 2005, “Resolves that the United Nations will designate 27 January as an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.”
In the past, the events were scheduled on Sundays to accommodate Jewish community’s presence, however this year the date falls on Thursday, a non-Sabbath day and hence the event on Thursday evening.
We are deeply committed to education and relentlessly pursuing to build cohesive societies and we hope to create a model for the world to emulate.
There is a shameless cruelty in us, either we shy away from facing or refuse to acknowledge the sufferings of others, worrying that it will devalue our own or somehow it amounts to infidelity to our own cause. We cannot justify massacres arrogantly believing that the victims deserved it or asked for it.
We have to learn and to acknowledge and reflect upon the terrible things we have inflicted upon each other and have to commit to ourselves to resist the temptations to be prejudiced and stereotype others. We cannot demand peace unless we are peaceful ourselves.
Our safety hinges on the safety of others around us, and it behooves us to work for the safety and security of others on this little planet. We have to be continuously aware of the Holocaust and Genocides and prepare us to avert such tragedies.
What: Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides
Where: Unity Church of Dallas
Meet & Greet: 6:00 - 6:30 - Refreshement
Program: 6:30 - 8:30 PM,
When: Thursday, January 27, 2010
Address: 2625 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX. 75230
RSVP email: ConfirmAttendance@gmail.com
Detail of Past events at: www.HolocaustandGenocides.com
We sincerely hope the attendees will walk out with the following understanding:
1. When we strip the politics out of a conflict, we see hope;
2. We can value others’ suffering without lessening our own;
3. We can respect other people’s suffering as legitimate as our own;
4. The desire to highlight our suffering blinds us from other’s suffering;
5. We can see ourselves as Victims without seeing the perpetrator in us;
6. A sense of responsibility for creating a better world is awakened;
7. Ultimately co-existence and every one's safety and peace should be the driving thought, peace and safety are always a two way street.
It is an initiative of American Muslims striving to build responsible civic societies, where justice and co-existence are our values.
To all those, who have endured holocaust, genocides, massacres, bombs, annihilation, land mines, hunger, rape, torture, occupation and inhuman brutality, we say you are not alone.
The least we can do in the process of healing is to acknowledge every one's pain in one voice. We have begun the process of coming together as one people, to stand with you, we are indeed one world and a single humanity, and caring for each other brings safety and peace to all of us. I cannot be safe if the people around me are not, and I will not have peace if people around me don't. It is in my interest to seek a peaceful world for one and all.
We are working on initiating a course on tolerance education, so one day; we all can learn to have a heart that opens to the pain of every human, yes, we can do that.
Every organization that is willing to subscribe to the idea of co-existence is invited to participate, sponsor, and volunteer. We invite you to submit a 250 word note on the issue that agonize you and offer your solutions with co-existence in mind.
Please send an email to: HolocaustandGenocides@gmail.com
1. Unityday USA - 7th Annual Event
2. Thanksgiving Celebrations - 14th Annual Event
3. Reflections on Holocaust and Genocides - 4th Annual Event
4. Qur'aan Conference - 1st Year
5. Conference on Homosexuality issues in 2011
6. Conference on Anti-Semitism -- 2011
7. Conference on Stereotyping -- 2011
8. Conference on Peace and Justice - -- 2011
9. Similar programs in Louisville, Atlanta & Houston are being lined up.
Mike Ghouse for a cohesive America
Chair, America Together
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