I recently volunteered at a Festival of Lights Event at our local library. The goal of this event was to bring all the different faith groups of our community together to talk about the holiday season through different traditions. As I arrived, I shared with my fellow volunteers that one of my goals for volunteering was to ensure we were teaching people to respect differences and not fall into what I feared was a global trend of teaching people to hate.
I then happened to see Maya Angelou’s children’s book Amazing Peace sitting on one of the group’s tables. I flipped open the book and landed on the page that said…. [Read more…]