Opinion | Community

Teach Love

By Betsy Corcoran     Aug 13, 2017

Teach Love

Teach love, not hate. There’s no more important lesson. 

Here are a few of the notable comments shared yesterday on the tragedy in Virginia.

“...People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love...For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela

“My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country. But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets. Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace, & corrosive to our values. Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions. We will not step backward. If this is not who we are as Americans, let’s prove it.” 

Opinion | Community

Teach Love

By Betsy Corcoran     Aug 13, 2017

Teach Love

Teach love, not hate. There’s no more important lesson. 

Here are a few of the notable comments shared yesterday on the tragedy in Virginia.

“...People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love...For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela

“My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country. But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets. Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace, & corrosive to our values. Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions. We will not step backward. If this is not who we are as Americans, let’s prove it.” 

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