We Stand in Solidarity
seems each week brings yet another act of human cruelty and senseless violence
fueled by hatred and the dehumanization of individuals and groups. We grieve
for the victims and survivors of the anti-Semitic violence in Pittsburgh. We mourn for those who lost their lives due
to racist violence in Kentucky. We are
concerned for those who have been targets due to their political viewpoints.
hearts are heavy for these senseless acts of hate and violence we continue to
experience and witness. We struggle to know what response we should have. We cannot despair.
At OneJax, an organization that helps people discover
their common humanity through dialogue, we stand in solidarity with those who
face systemic oppression each day. Beyond our tears lies a new resolve for us all to move
forward together, to become wounded healers and answer the call to repair the
world. We are not powerless in the face
of evil. We have seen the impact of
Here in Jacksonville, we
have a beautiful and needed corrective to much of what captures our national
imagination and attention. For 101
years, our community has gathered together across different faith traditions
uniting around the theme of gratitude.
With so much that seems broken, the OneJax Interfaith Gratitude Service
is a celebration of what is right in our community. This Thursday night at 6:00 P.M., we will
gather at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church to continue this community tradition
and treasure. Creating community across
our differences is the work of OneJax and it’s needed now as much as any time
in human history. We invite you to join
OneJax Board of Directors
OneJax Interfaith Council
Contact OneJax at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-620-1529.