“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Well in case you hadn’t noticed we are a mixed race family:D:D:D …..I hate the notion of ‘Race’ I hate the notion of ANYTHING which creates a seperation …division ….BUT there it is.   I long for the day where their won’t be ….where people are just people judged by their character rather than the color of their skin to quote Martin Luther King …..We’re a long way from that yet tho and indeed are at a point where things seem to be going backwards rather than foreward. It is therefore imperative to be intolerant of intolerance WHEREVER it resides:)

SO …..to my family ….lets start with my sons as they are the most important …..to me anyway:D:D:D. Let’s start with Matt as he is the one having the trickiest ride.

When Matt was a baby he was the most gorgeous looking child ….yes ….yes ….I know ALL parents say…

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Tolerance and Respect

“Islam doesn’t promote violence or peace.
Islam is just a religion.
And like every religion in the world, it depends on what you bring to it.
If you are a violent person, your Islam, your Judaism, your Christianity, your Hinduism is going to be violent.”

– Reza Aslan

from

http://www.religioustolerance.org

and

http://www.religioustolerance.org/islam.htm

For more videos on this subject see

https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=%22Islam+and+tolerance%22&tbm=vid

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

 

from

www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

 

www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

 

and

 

https://buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com/tag/jesus/

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“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better and brighter future.”

dawn best

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Mom's Thoughts: Just sharing Some of Our Dear Mom's Favourite Thoughts

rainbow-touch-from-flickr-com21“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Why? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.”

– Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

Our mom loved reading Krishnarurthi

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PPS

“There is neither east nor west, tribe nor ethnicity, male or female, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist. Christian nor Jew. There is only a God-filled humanity.”

“Whilst we can (and should) cherish and celebrate our ‘unique’ differences, let not our different beliefs divide us, but let the Spirit of our shared humanity be what defines and unites us as common inhabitants of our planet.”

linking-hands

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

http://www.breakdownwalls.wordpress.com

https://buildbridgesofunderstanding.wordpress.com/

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picture from http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

and

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

“Together, one heart, one mind, one life, one small step at a time, let’s plant the seeds of a better…

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“Whoever kills a person (unjustly) …it is as though he has killed all mankind.….”

Quran 5:32

from

http://my.telegraph.co.uk/abdulmuhd/amuhd/2218/%C2%A77-whoever-kills-a-person-unjustly-it-is-as-though-he-has-killed-all-mankind-quran-532/

For more  (and a variety of divergent interpretations/opinions on this verse which has generated so much controversy within and without Islam)

click on

https://www.google.co.nz/#q=Islam+%2B+who+kills+one+innocent+soul+kills+all+of+mankind

http://www.questionsonislam.com/node/13032

 

maxresdefaultWhile Obama’s statements about a modernist reformation are certainly welcome, the right goal can only be achieved with the right strategy.

by Ryan Mauro | The Clarion Project

 

“Don’t hate, debate!”

https://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/obama-says-islam-needs-modernist-reformation#

and

 

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Also see

https://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/litmus-test-reaction-obamas-request-root-out-extremism

Dont hate

“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

linking hands

picture from

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

and

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

 

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE and LIGHT”

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dawn best

picture from

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

This article may also be of interest and get you thinking more on this serious subject…

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/17/islam-reformation-extremism-muslim-martin-luther-europe

 

Nora's Sensation !!

By Sami Zaatari

In today’s world we here many anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic haters saying that Islam needs to be reformed, that it needs to be changed, basically a new form and interpretation of Islam must be made.

 

Of course this is not surprising at all, why should it? Of course the Jews, the Christians, and the atheists would want Islam to change, to be ‘reformed’ as they call it which is a simple twist of words to hide their true hidden agenda. You see folks when these people say that Islam needs to be reformed, what they basically mean is that Islam needs to go, when they Islam needs to be reformed they mean that Islam has to change to a set of rules and styles that fit their own backward paganistic and secular ways of life.

 

The Quran already warned us about this concerning the Jews and…

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picture from

http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

 

http://www.islamicity.org/3769/does-the-quran-or-muhammad-promote-violence/

 

Does the Quran Really Sanction Violence Against ‘Unbelievers’?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kabir-helminski/does-the-quran-really-adv_b_722114.html

 

and

http://www.amazon.com/Beliefnet-Guide-Islam-Guides/dp/0385514549

 

 

http://abcnews.go.com/2020/violence-islam-diane-sawyer-asks-scholars-passages-koran/story?id=11760637

 

 

 

 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/terrorists-and-their-quranic-delusions-1428620268

Does the Koran advocate violence?

See https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=+what+are+the+texts+in+the+Koran+that+encourage+terrorism

and

https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=+what+are+the+texts+in+the+Koran+that+encourage+violence

 

“It is essential to first understand the mind of your enemy.”

 

– Nelson Mandela

 

from

http://www.mandelamadiba.wordpress.com

and

http://www.sawriter.wordpress.com

 

 

And this enemy is NOT the religion of Islam, 

but the distorted ideology of hate represented by Isis (Isil).

see

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/21/opinion/khera-muslims-united-against-terror/

 

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“Instead of the limits of borders (of countries and of our minds) let us and our leaders expand our sense of possibility… and together let’s look at building bridges to distant horizons, far and great. Lord, help us all lift our eyes a little higher.”

– c

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TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE and LIGHT”

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picture from

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

I (We) Must Not Hate!

“Islam says don’t take blood, give blood

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3318642/Parisians-queue-hundreds-blood-city-s-hospitals-overwhelmed-horror-attacks-killed-127-injured-hundreds-more.html

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of Brussels, Paris,  Istanbul and Europe… and with all the people of the world

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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