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Day of Healing & Reconciliation

doh_4speakerad-aAfter a bitterly divided election with unexpected results, can we still reunite in a spirit of unity, forgiveness, and solidarity? Shift Network is having a Day of Healing & Reconciliation on November 13, 2016 from noon to 2 p.m. pst. The event will be a live broadcast on Facebook.

Can the right and left come together as Americans who are committed to embody our national motto of E Pluribus Unum and engage in respectful political discourse rather than warfare?

Day of Healing & Reconciliation appeals that:

  • “We assemble to heal the wounds of the election, recommit to our country’s greater good, and mend the divisions that are threatening to tear us asunder.
  • We will create an inspiring event in our nation’s capital that will be broadcast to many gatherings in churches, temples, mosques, and spiritual communities around the country. In those communities, we will invite local elected officials to join in this day of healing and reconciliation.
  • We will unify through uplifting music and pray together, honoring the many faiths that make our country great. We will share words of wisdom, rituals of forgiveness, and appreciative moments that cross divides.
  • We will go beyond party labels and divisions of class, race, religion, and gender to remember that we are one American family and that all of us are needed in order to fulfill our country’s promise.”

This online event is co-sponsored by The Shift Network, Bridge Alliance, Charter for Compassion International, Unify, American Meditation Radio Show, CitizenSummit, Mediator Foundation and Ctzn Well.

… or perhaps as humorist Garrison Keillor suggests in his Washington Post opinion piece suggests:

“We liberal elitists are now completely in the clear. The government is in Republican hands. Let them deal with him. Democrats can spend four years raising heirloom tomatoes, meditating, reading Jane Austen, traveling around the country, tasting artisan beers, and let the Republicans build the wall and carry on the trade war with China and deport the undocumented and deal with opioids, and we Democrats can go for a long , brisk walk and smell the roses.”