Spread Hummus Not Hate

Today is “Spread Hummus Not Hate” day, as 15 Muslim and Jewish activists share communion and travel through Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia spreading a message of hope and reconciliation. The tour encourages people to take a pledge created by Dr. Ali Chaudry, President of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, New Jersey: “While interacting with members of my own faith or ethnic community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and challenge bigotry in any form.”

This sort of movement is exactly what I was talking about yesterday—people getting together and saying, “Enough is enough.” If even a handful of us starts setting an example for others, the world will change. It’s not going to be overnight, and it’s easy to give up in despair. But our task as people who see a different vision of the world is to remain steadfast in our faith—whatever we call that faith, and work together for the benefit of all humankind.

There is tremendously inspirational and wonderful work being done in the world. From energy healers to political and social activists, a new day—a new kin-dom of God’s beautiful people, is truly dawning. It’s difficult for us to see because the good and hard work being done by so many isn’t reported in newspapers or on the radio and TV. We are blinded to the light work being done in the world by mass media who only show darkness and despair.

We must keep the faith because all of us are part of the massive changes taking place here and now. The kin-dom of God is eternally breaking into human consciousness, and we are fortunate to live at a time when more and more of us are waking up to that reality. And once awakened, we become part of movements like “Spread Hummus Not Hate,” and others all over the world working to promote peace, love, reconciliation, and unity.

The truth is we are all light-workers, destined to bring peace, joy, and harmony to a planet screaming for healing. Keep the faith and share some hummus with a person of a different faith from yours today.

More on this story can be found 
at this Huffington Post link, and on the Foundation for Ethnic Understandings website. 

Meditation: Fill me with healing energy, God who is all healing energy.

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