A Perspective on the articles on “Public Safety in Today’s Multi-Faith New York”

Reflecting on currents events in the US — pre-Thanksgiving November 2016, both of my eyebrows are raised.  There is a lot of work to do to balance human society.

 

The list of articles below highlighting the “Public Safety in Today’s Multi-Faith New York” event held at 1 Police Plaza in New York City the 17th of November 2016……

 

A collaborative effort by both ICNY —  Interfaith Center of New York and NYPD – New York Police Department.  Key word = collaborative..…………..

This event – and the larger, ongoing efforts – – was….and still is…..a needed initiatory process in this “balance” we need in our globalizing human society……….here in microcosm in New York City………….

 

It’s work.  ….. Sometimes thankless.  Sometimes filled with heartfelt satisfaction…………

 

It’s work…………  It’s got to be done……..

 

As a board member of the Interfaith Center of New York and a collaborative participant with the NYPD,  I am  in  the training video “Public Safety in Today’s Multi-Faith New York” and I was on the panel at the event’s screening………….In fact, ICNY’s Interim Director — Dr. Henry Goldschmidt was kind enough to highlight a statement I made in the film:

“Near the end of the video, Baba Antonio Mondesire (an Ifa priest, or Babalawo) reminds viewers that members of the city’s African diaspora faith communities “are very much participants in society . . . We’re your neighbors, and we help each other.”  To which we can only say Amen – and Asé.  This kind of human connection across faith lines can transform policing in New York City, and perhaps transform the city itself.”

 

I’m satisfied to say that ….this is a start………….for many  a needed conversations, ……………respectful dialogues and action to contribute to change / balancing several handfuls of issues that will help the human species “download the latest updates” from the heavenly realm..and “ground” that “knowledge, wisdom and understanding” firmly on Mother Earth’s sacred ground.

 

Mother Earth – we are “morphing” into a more improved species………Yes?

So,  review the articles and reflect on what you / we / us …can do…………..

 

 

 

 

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