When we remind ourselves of the unthinkable so that we never forget.
We all react with fear at the news of increasing acts of hatred. When (if ever) will it end? And how? It seems that as soon as one atrocity is over, another begins. With so many different people - and so many conflicting beliefs - is peace even a possibility?
In the past century alone, there have been at least eight well-documented genocides. Millions have been brutally tortured and murdered. Whole communities have been destroyed, families decimated, and hope, all but lost.
Still, whether the issue is religion, politics, gender or sexual orientation - or another "unacceptable" difference - hatred is hatred. It’s ugly, inhuman, tragic, and it has to stop. We can no longer plead ignorance. Nor can we remain “innocent” bystanders and witnesses to genocide. Knowing about these acts and doing nothing makes us all guilty.
What you can do
These are some of the human rights organizations that are truly making a difference. Please explore to learn more about how they’re helping. And perhaps, how you can too.
The March of the Living is a two week educational experience that takes place in Poland and Israel. Hundreds of Canadian students each year mark two of the most important dates in Jewish History.