Yes, there will be an interfaith service at Netroots Nation 2012. It is scheduled to be on Sunday morning, beginning at 8:00 AM EDT, and to be over in time for those who want to participate in the Day of Service. We are told that the room is located "just upstairs", no more that a couple minutes walk, from the pick-up location for the Day of Service. Donations, if any, will probably go to Netroots for the Troops – other suggestions would be welcome.
Information as to time and location will be available in the fine print at the bottom of the program pullout, as it was last year.
This is a call for contributions for the service. The theme is in the title, and the events of the last few days may provide some inspiration. Follow across the fold for details.
By "justice", I do not mean the sort that is found in courts of law. I do believe that true justice can be done there, but I am speaking of the kind of day-to-day justice that is in the hands of each person - and without which, justice in the courts is far less likely.
To each according to his need, from each according to his ability. If a man will not work, neither let him eat. A couple of famous sayings, both of which are frequently misunderstood and flagrantly abused.
I am most familiar with Christian tenets, but this did involve learning something of Jewish traditions. And my second husband converted to Islam about the time we married, so I have some idea of what that is actually about, too. All three religions speak of treating the poor fairly, and protecting those who cannot protect themselves for whatever reason. Justice applied with compassion is central to all of them.
The Buddhists, Hindus, pagans, agnostics and atheists of my acquaintance (several of each – a working life at universities pretty much guarantees that) have similar tenets.
My experience with Daily Kos leads me to believe that most of the people who post here agree. I remember the drives for Pretty Bird Woman House, Shelter Boxes for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, assorted members’ health issues – and that’s without even trying hard.
Justice is the public face of love.Leave a comment, Kosmail me with your ideas, and/or show up at the service prepared to speak for a few minutes.
What does this mean to you?
What do you want to do about it?