Today I received an email from Charter for Compassion that contained this poem. I think it says it all.


the invitation has arrived

to step into our courage

and our full humanity


from this day forward

the harm can only unfold

and multiply and spread


with our silence

with our consent

with our participation


we will not be silent

we do not consent and

we will not participate

in legitimating violence, lies and division


the love that we are

the love that connects us all

the love that bends history

even in this dark moment

towards liberation 


We are one 

we are many and

we are one

it is time 

dear friends 

the revolution of love

must be completed 


And it is only possible 

if on this day

we commit our lives 

to walking the hard road 

because there is now only one way forward 


adapted from work by Taj James, founder and Executive Director of the Movement Strategy Cente