Join us for the Mega March on Saturday (details below). If you cannot stand up for the rights of others, why should any one stand up for you?
Today, Friday, April 30, Clergy from different faith traditions joined in to express solidarity with the un-documented immigrants. The leadership in Dallas led by Domingo and Elba Garcia and Carlos Quintanilla are taking the issue to the streets tomorrow to protest the unjust immigration law passed by Arizona.
I wish I could share the beautiful sentiments expressed by so many ministers, however, I am pleased to share my thoughts and a small prayer.
- We are gathered here to seek your guidance; help us do the right thing.
- Help us open our hearts and minds to fellow beings;
- we believe we are one nation under God with liberty and justice to all, help us practice it.
- Give us the humility to respect your will,
- Help us embrace each one of the 7 billion of us without any distinction;
- Each one of us is capable of working toward the kingdom of heaven, help us achieve it;
I am here today because a lady by the name of Rosa Parks stood up for her rights and her right to be treated with dignity.
I am standing here today as an immigrant because Rev. Martin Luther King gave up his life to bring civil and human rights to America, it was this singular act that caused all of us to be here in America to enrich our nation. Dr. King lifted us from the burden of guilt of inhumanity that would have eaten and rotted the psyche of our nation. We are born to be just, we are conditioned to be just and we have to gaurd ourselves from straying from justice.
Please remember Jesus, Krishna, Muhammad, Gandhi, MLK, Moses.... and all those great guys were harassed and persecuted when they set out to do good for the humanity. You will be no exception if you are involved. The good news is when people see the long term sustainable good it brings by uniting us all, even those who are against the comprehensive immigration reforms will see the value in doing the right thing.
Now we have a moral responsibility to stand up for Justice and human rights. Please do your share of good, for all the good you have received from this nation, one nation America, with liberty and Justice for all. Bring a balance in your life by giving your time.
Please join us for the mega March in down town Dallas on Saturday, at 1:00 PM
Join us at the Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe Saturday, May 1st @ 1pm on Ross Avenue in Dallas.
Acompáñanos en la Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
Then I shared my Religious greetings from ten different faiths.
I will be speaking again tomorrow at 1:00 PM
Mike Ghouse is a speaker, thinker, writer and an activist of Pluralism, Justice, Islam, India and Civil Societies. He is a conflict mitigater and a goodwill nurturer offering pluralistic solutions to issues of the day. http://www.mikeghouse.net/
Article at: http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2010/04/dallas-immigration-rally.html
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