Actually, you don’t need need to imagine anything. You DO have a great idea, a seriously great idea, right here and now. We all do! Now we just need to work together to turn that idea into an even greater reality.
Think about it: Wouldn’t it be great if 9/11became a day to reach across your boundaries to connect with ‘the other’, the way Martin Luther King Day has become a day for community service? We won’t get all the way there this year, but people all over the world – and especially in the USA – are beginning to move in that direction. Our 9/11 Walks are part of that movement…and recruiting people to organize them is my part.
Please help me out by going to www.911Walks.org and organizing a walk in your neighborhood. It doesn’t have to be anything big and fancy, just you and a few of your friends calling up a nearby congregation of a different kind to see if a few of them will come out to walk and talk kindly with you on that afternoon.
The 9/11 Walks website makes it easy to get involved, and easier still to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter. COME ON…HELP A BROTHER OUT!
Do I seem desperate here? Good, because that is just how I feel. Desperate, needy…and totally inspired!
So go ahead, organize a walk! Call or email a friend and share the idea. Tell your spouse. Tell your dog. Something is happening out there…but people need to see it!
Four weeks doesn’t seem long enough to start a movement, but it is plenty of time for you to organize a neighborhood walk where strangers can become friends for the sake of peace. And for me to do it, too. And him over there. And her a few towns over. And her cousin too.
Get the idea?
Bart Campolo is the USA and International Coordinator of 9/11 Walks