Rabbi Simon taught, “The world stands on three things, truth, justice and peace.” The order truth, justice, peace is there for a reason. There can be no peace until there is justice. There can be no justice until truth is revealed, absorbed and accepted. Justice depends on truth. Unless our nation fully confronts the truths of our history of bigotry, systemic racism and oppression, we cannot begin to approach justice. Only when we accept that our country was built on a foundation of enslaved Africans can we truly move forward together. Only when we have achieved that truth and the justice that must come in its wake, can we have real peace. Truth must lead the way. Without such an honest confrontation with our American past, the social smoldering will continue to lie beneath. Sparks will continue to burst into flame and innocent life will be taken.
We recognize the important need for us to seek a deeper understanding of what we are all experiencing. To that end, we will be Crossing the Narrow Bridge with a new set of questions. Send us your responses in the online form. Write as much or as little as you want. Your responses will remain anonymous if you wish.
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