The Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Office would like to call your attention to the increasingly concerning issue of hate in the United States at this time. It’s a difficult issue to discuss and even to admit it is a problem. It seems hate groups are getting a lot of press coverage and teaching tolerance and respect for human beings as the sacred beings they are gets a bit lost.
There are two websites you might be interested in that deal specifically with the rising concerns of dealing with hate on several levels and the necessity/responsibility of teaching tolerance and respect. The first presents the many levels of hate speech and action including: hate and extremism, children’s rights, immigrant justice and more. You can find it here at the Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.splcenter.org The second website deals with teaching tolerance on a number of topics: race and ethnicity, religion, ability, class, etc. You can find these subjects at the bottom of the page when going to their website: http://www.tolerance.org