Putney Friends Meeting (Quakers) joins the growing chorus of those reaching out to our friends and neighbors in light of another antisemitic symbol showing up in town.
Even before the terrible war in the Middle East, a swastika was painted on the sidewalk near Putney Central School. Such a senseless act of hate hurts us all.
We grieve for the violence in Gaza, Israel, and elsewhere. We mourn every life lost, every injury, and every hateful word and symbol used to harm.
We grieve for every child growing up in a world without seeing peaceful solutions to conflict modeled by their communities. We grieve for every person leaving with fear and hate.