Human Trafficking: Global. Local. Stoppable. An Event Hosted by Netivot Shalom Sponsored by Netivot Shalom Social Action Committee and Congregation Beth-El
Netivot Shalom - 1316 University Avenue June 17, 7:30 p.m.
Join Netivot Shalom as we host a night with Free is a Verb co-founders Nate and Laura Davis and several Bay Area organizations devoted to eradicating modern-day slavery. The Davises are soon to embark on a year-long visit to the Philippines in an effort to fight human trafficking, but there are many ways you can help locally. This event will include a description of the Davises' work for the coming year, plus information from various Bay Area organizations committed to fighting human trafficking. Please join us for a night of light refreshments and loads of information. Admission is free. Contributions are appreciated. More information at freeisaverb.org
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…