TAKE A MUSLIM TO LUNCH
We all know that 99.9% of Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding citizens that live in our communities. They are surgeons, doctors, nurses, teachers, dentists, scientists, lab technicians and provide other services.
Reach out to a Muslim individual or family and make a difference. I suggest that we can do any of the following:
– take a Muslim to lunch,
-invite a Muslim child to your child’s birthday party,
-speak to Muslim parents after school
-invite an Imman to speak at your church or other function
-invite an Imman to speak at schools
-invite a Muslim family to dinner (avoid alcohol/pork)
-drop a kindly written card in a mail box
-put a bumper sticker on your car
History tends to repeat itself – the good and the ugly!
When this hateful anti-Muslim rhetoric is seen on television, we need to speak with our children. I am thinking of how Jews must have felt in Nazi Germany when German citizens turned against them. “Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin with Me.” If you are a LGBTI person, you or someone you know has experienced hatred just on the fact that you were born gay or transgendered. We are born into religious families. Be a beacon of peace, tolerance and hope.