***17th Annual Holocaust & Genocides***
Sunday, January 23, 2022, 2-5 PM
- Holocaust (30 Minutes)
- Persecution of Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Bahai’s and others (15 Minutes each)
The Ambassadors for Religious freedom are David Saperstein, Sam Brownback, Rashad Hussain, and USCIRF Chair Nadine Maenza. Our Keynote speaker is MaryAnn Thompson-Frenk.
Each of the speakers has stood up for the religious freedom of all humans. They are an inspiration. We will share the profiles of our speakers at our site, www.CenterforPluralism.com
The purpose of this event is education, information, and activism. We hope to learn and acknowledge our failings and make a personal commitment to say, “Never Again.” If we don’t stand up for the rights of others, why should anyone stand up for us?
Please note that in the last 16 years, we have covered many genocides, massacres, and grim ethnic cleansing events, and we intend to cover them all in the coming years. It is an all-inclusive event. We also acknowledge all the known and unknown Genocides through common prayers.
We hope you will walk out of the event with a genuine feeling of becoming a contributor towards building a cohesive world where no human has to live in apprehension or fear of the other.
At the Center for Pluralism, we are committed to spreading knowledge of the Holocaust and Genocide through interfaith and public events, including the Annual reflections since 2006.
The following guests are invited, but not all have confirmed yet.
At the event, we will recognize the individuals who have relentlessly stood up for human rights & religious freedom. These recognitions have been the hallmark for the Center for Pluralism for 28 years between our flagship programs’ annual Thanksgiving, Unity Day USA, and Holocaust & Genocides events.
Restoring harmony in the world is our sacred duty. We invite everyone from Atheists to Zoroastrians to attend this event and feel a part of humanity.
When we acknowledge each other’s grief and participate in each other’s commemoration, we connect with the humanness within ourselves and seed the relationship of understanding and caring for each other.
There is a shameless cruelty in us; either we shy away or refuse to acknowledge the sufferings of others, worrying that it will devalue our own or amount to infidelity to our pain, and every community and nation has suffered through this.
To all those who have endured the Holocaust, Genocide, Massacres, Ethnic Cleansing, Land Mines, Hunger, Rape, Torture, Occupation, Expulsion, and inhuman brutality, we must say, you are not alone. The least we can do in the process of healing is to acknowledge every one’s pain in one voice.
Sponsorships and committed volunteers are invited to call.
Attached is a copy from 2021 – it will be revised with the pictures of the speakers for 2022
Mike Ghouse, President
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