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A wall of love

By Colleen McClain, Originally posted by First UMC of Portland Friday the email arrived: the Westboro Baptists from Topeka, Kansas, would be in Portland ready to ...
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RMN Regional Organizer for the Southeast, Helen Ryde, makes papers for an upcoming Building Inclusive Church training coming up in Columbia, SC in February. ... See MoreSee Less

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Brandon MichaelHow can I get information about the material being taught. We're trying to do the same thing in Michigan6 hours ago
Barbra Gayle GriffinHmmm, helping churches be more inclusive. It's not the structure it's the souls that abide within.15 hours ago
Kris CarterW2G!20 hours ago
Stacey RonczyGo Helen Go!24 hours ago
Bunnie BryantHelen who??? 😂24 hours ago
Jeremy RaslerLove you Helen Ryde!22 hours ago

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Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We remember the estimated 6 million Jews, 1 million Roma, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, 9,000 homosexual men and others whose lives were taken by genocide.

May God challenge us to use the lessons of their experiences to inform our lives and work for justice today.
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Annie VoorheesTypo. His name is Elie. Not Eliel.2 days ago   ·  17
Roger HortonI saw video this a.m. of the inside of Auschwitz and thought of what those millions of victims faced in that horrible place. I'm so thankful for Mr. Weisel and all the other survivors that keep their memories alive for us. We must never allow that kind of horror to happen again!!2 days ago   ·  20
Jessie MurphyThe only way EVIL can exist,,,,,,, Is for good Men to do nothing.........never again.....2 days ago   ·  10
Matthew SimpsonWe still have a long way to go in reconciliaion. Sad we still can't see our own humanity in those who are "different" than us.2 days ago   ·  10
Janis JacobsonJust watched the news clips of the rememberence ceremony today. Brought tears to my eyes as l remember when it happened and carry those pictures in my mind to this day! Please we must fight against a repeat of this! ISIS!2 days ago   ·  9
Stephanie AndersonI would hope that those who bore so much pain would exercise compassion. I don't see that happening with Palestine. Makes me sad.2 days ago   ·  6
Ron OwensDoes anyone care that it is happening again? Victims are in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq and other countries where non-Musliims are being killed.2 days ago   ·  5
Tonya AndersonLet's never forget.2 days ago   ·  5
Colleen Haithcockand for Palestinians.....2 days ago   ·  2
Robin PhelanSo what are we doing about Boku Haram, ISIL, al-Shabaab etc.?2 days ago   ·  5
William ShowalterJews, Gypsies, disabled, gays. Could have been the Muslims, Greeks, scholars, or (name your sexual preference). It's all arbitrary. Hatred and intolerance is hatred and intolerance. It does not matter where it is directed. It is always an abomination.20 hours ago   ·  1
Elizabeth GansIt is too bad after all the Jews went through that some morph this into: "We must speak out and protest for the Palestinians", and " Weisel is a hypocrite! He has no sympathy for Palestinian suffering." Anti-Israel/BDS/Anti-Zionism-Pro-Pali are all modern forms of anti-semitism. I realize that some Methodists, out of respect for Jesus the Jew (His disciples were Jewish, and much of the early church) are not anti-Semitic, while others are. ( I speak as one that was a member of a Methodist church.) This is one God created world, and the goal should be love for all people of any color, religion, or sexual orientation. Israel has given loads of supplies to Palestinians, and they use it for tunnels of terrorism. Israel is condemned when they protect their citizens. Over 5,000 rocket attacks and they are not supposed to protect all people in Israel? How are they suppose to do more when Hamas has admitted they want Jews dead and Israel obliterated? One cannot make peace with people who have that goal. Israel has tried. Land deals have failed. Abbas has said he will go for every square inch of land, and then wipe the Jews out. Israel gives hospital/medical care to Palestinians. They supply electricity, and have set up plant nurseries, and even employed Palestinians. Israel has many Arabs, Christians, and other ethnicities. Weisel is far from a hypocrite. Israel has sympathy for the Palestian people. Those that are terrorist are different. Many are in fear of their lives, their children used as human shields while they are educated to hate Jews, their schools and hospitals places of storage for arms. It is "Never Again" that Weisel is behind. Israel, as the land the Messiah will return to, will not be destroyed. Jesus the Jew said that as we do it to our least, we do it to him. So if one's least is his own people, gays, blacks or whoever, we do it to Him. Love should come above doctrinal differences. There is a photo of an Israeli boy and an Arab boy with their arms around each other. I hope one day the bridge to peace and love can occur more.1 day ago   ·  1
Karen HamiltonNever forget, History can and will repeat itself if we let it.2 days ago   ·  1
Tammy AniseI was lucky enough to hear him speak. Amazing author and man2 days ago   ·  1
Nancy Faist Boyda man of great wisdom....2 days ago   ·  1
John D'Savage KeyesThe Catholic Church has a to apologize for when it comes to there actions during WWII. I hope Fancies will address this topic.2 days ago   ·  1
Sally ParkerOh for goodness sake its this them and us mentally that led tobthe holicaust inthe first place how about we refuse to recognise boundaries they are all artificial anyway whether they ate geographical, cultural or religious. All these comments just feed ntolerance a2 days ago   ·  1
Rebecca HayesWiesel's Night and Corrie ten Boom's The Hiding Place really paint a picture of the heartache and horror of the holocaust.5 minutes ago
Mirza BaigGood time to also remember up to 2 million Iraqis and 1.5 million Afghans who died from bombs indiscriminately rained down on them in the last 14 years by US, Canada, Uk and other western European countries. Let us also add over 200,000 Palestinians who lost their lives resisting illegal occupation and 300,000 Syrians who were killed by their own tyrant president with Iran and Russia' help.16 hours ago
Brooke HullNO no no no no! Please, use someone else to make these statements! Eliel Wiesel does NOT believe in Never Again! He stands by and defends the Israeli government as they commit human rights abuse after human rights abuse to the Palestinian people! There are so many other voices you could use for this, voices that are not hypocritical.23 hours ago
Lesley RobertsonAmen1 day ago
Debbie RussellTRUE!2 days ago
Şerife Çelebisoykırım denilince hitler amerkalılar başı çeker ama kırıldıkalrıı söyleyen yahudiler dünyada var oluş nedenlerinin kendilerinin inancında olmayanları yok etmek içn geldiklerini hem söylerler hem soy kırım yaparlar ben üzülünmesi gerekenler yahudilerin olmadığını düşünenlerdenim onların ne kadar kötü yer yüzündeki yaratıklardır teröristlerdir ölmeyi hak ediyorlar dünyadaki mazlum insanlar müslüman oldukları için yakılıp öldürülürken yahudileri düşünmek gibi birr lüksüm yok siz dünya insanları inancınızdan olmayanı öldürmeyi çok ii biliyorsunuz vicdanınız varsa gözlerinizi açın bakalım insanlrı insanlara kırdıranların ele başları kim altından hep yahıdiler çıkar hepsinin allah belasını versin allahın laneti üstlerine olsun2 days ago
Erika HundrieserI wrote to the Saudi Embassy to stop flogging and imprisoning Raif , a blogger and father of 4. Please, you do the same!2 days ago
Merletta LueI didn't know about this remembrance date2 days ago

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