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The Love That Overcomes

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The full text of the letter from Fritz Weiss, Presiding Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting and Noah Merrill, Secretary is attached.

The Love That Overcomes

 November 3, 2018

          For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God –Romans 8:38-39

 This week, Quaker communities of faith across the six New England states are mourning with our Jewish neighbors the deadliest act of violence against Jews in this country’s history.  We mourn with all who are targeted by hate.  We join our hearts in grief with the grieving.  We search for ways to respond to the corrosive evils of anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and the persecution of those labeled as “other,” even as we acknowledge our own complicity in these sins.  We yearn for justice, for healing, for refuge for those most at risk.  In town squares, in places of worship, in living rooms, in legislative offices and detention centers, we unite with countless others to protect people from further violence, violence fueled by false prophets preaching fear.     

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