The mad man who killed innocent people in Paris was Black and Muslim. The hero who saved the lives of Jews is Black and Muslim. We have become accustomed to assigning evil to a particular religion or race. But one thing the Paris massacre taught us is that evil has no race, nationality or colour.
Perhaps if we take time to learn about another religion, we may be reluctant to demonize those who do not conform to our religious standards. Here’s something you can do this Sunday:
- Attend an open event at a Church, mosque or other place of worship
- Ask questions, learn about other religion and our common humanity
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