Date(s) - 10/01/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
January 10th as we explore solutions derived from Abrahamic faith traditions in order to respond to hatred and extremism.
There are many different hate groups that exist within the United States with the sole purpose of targeting minorities in our society and alarmingly, their numbers have only been increasing in the last several years. According to data from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), there are over 900 hate groups that operate in the U.S. who, are extremely active on many different platforms. Their influence and their magnitude will continue to be emboldened if there still exists a vacuum of misunderstanding, misinformation, and anger. As concerned and empathetic citizens we cannot fight this rooted ideology of hate head on, but we must instead meet it with kindness and understanding. We must be able to understand that fear may fuel prejudices and therefore must deepen our commitment to facilitating understanding between one another.
“Change can come through conflict, but transformation comes through love” Traci Blackmon @pastortraci
Through this panel, we aim to respond to hatred and extremism by examining solutions used through the different faith traditions. We hope to provide education to those who may be unfamiliar with these faiths and set an example of coexistence. Through this, we can break down the barriers that exist between us and build a better, more harmonious community together.
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Cir NW, Washington, DC 20005