Like every other college student and most Americans, I didn’t know the name Osama bin Laden. I also didn’t know God.
Where is the enlightenment in using force to preserve the way of life for a minority that will not espouse these self-evident truths? Where is the justice in allowing this claim of violent righteousness to go unanswered now?
Within our denominations, grassroots justice organizations, organizing networks, and movement partners, we have engaged in the best of our sacred traditions to pursue a vision of Beloved Community, of an America that is yet to be, of a nation where ancient breaches are repaired.
In fact, it’s in the presence of difference that hospitality is often most needed.
Humans are not doomed to failure and we can do better. History says we can.