The following is a letter (email) from the GetUp team:
Mourning Paris, Beirut and all victims of mass violence
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“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”
Mahatma Gandhi, “Young India”, Jan. 8, 1925.
Dear GetUp community,
This weekend our hearts and minds are with all those impacted by terrible violence, both on our front pages and outside the spotlight of our media.
We know in coming days, we will hear from voices calling us to division, not unity. These voices will call on us to close our minds and shut our hearts.
It’s our job not to let them.
It is up to us to make our voices of compassion, of love and of generosity, defiantly drown out those who would have us turn to fear. From the airwaves to the kitchen table, each of us will play a role.
Together, we must help hope triumph.
The GetUp team
PS – We’ll be in contact in the coming days. But if you want to share your message of hope or compassion now, you can join the conversation in the comments here or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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