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August 18, 2017


Dear friends,

Like you, I am deeply troubled by the demonstrations of evil and hate that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. I’m also saddened by the failure of the President to stand against this dark shadow in our country.

Although Humanity United’s work has a global focus, it is impossible to ignore these troubling events close to home. During this time, I’m reminded again that we are all united in the challenges and opportunities we face. And if humanity is to thrive, we must act together for what is right, what is just, and what is good.

Over these past few days, a passage from the Apostle Paul has been in the forefront of my mind:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

In the wake of last weekend’s painful events, I’m heartened by the swell of people who are standing up. From peaceful vigils in Charlottesville and around the country, to the moving words from Heather Heyer’s parents calling for a better future, even in the midst of their overwhelming loss, people are choosing to respond to hate with love.

During this time, I am grateful to be part of the Humanity United family and to work alongside so many dedicated partners and friends who strive every day for greater peace and dignity in our world.

We have choices to make about the future we want. Let’s continue to work together for what is right, what is just, and what is good.

Randy Newcomb
President & CEO, Humanity United

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