Tolerance and Respect

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”

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I (We) Must Not Hate!

FEAR first step to hatred

I, as a Jew, cannot forget the Holocaust.

What is it that turns friends into enemies, neighbours into strangers, and leads otherwise decent human beings to rob others, first of their humanity and then of their lives?

Each case is different, but it seems to me that it begins with fear.

When the world changes, and not for the better, people start worrying about what the future holds. Fear is the most ancient and powerful of all human instincts, and usually it seeks an object, something to focus on. When you hear the words, “It’s all the fault of” – the fault of the Jews, the Muslims, the Tutsis, anyone – that’s when the alarms should start ringing. Because if history teaches anything, it is that it doesn’t take evil men to commit evil deeds.

All it takes is fear and a willingness to blame…

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Tolerance and Respect

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11784621

PS

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

from

https://craigsquotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/whilst-we-can-and-should-cherish-and-celebrate-our-unique-differences-let-not-our-different-beliefs-divide-us-but-let-the-spirit-of-our-shared-humanity-be-what-defines-a-3/

Rainbow touch (from flickr.com)

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INSPIRE

love-recognizes-no-barriers-maya-angelou-daily-quotes-sayings-picture“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

– Maja Angelou

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pictures from

http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of hope for a better and brighter future… then together let’s walk towards it.”
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Pictures (above great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!

Shared by  craig “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”,

“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

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