Take A Moment To Pay Tribute To The Life’s Work Of Elie Wiesel

Holocaust Survivor, Humanitarian, Nobel Laureate – 1928-2016

“Elie Wiesel was one of the great moral voices of our time, and in many ways, the conscience of the world. He raised his voice, not just against antisemitism but against hatred, bigotry and intolerance in all its forms.”U.S. President Barack Obama

Posted July 3rd, 2016 on Niagara At Large

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

“Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” – Elie Wiesel

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

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In a world where we are seeing too many people succumb to individuals and groups that peddle hatred, intolerance, anger and fear in otherwise good nations like Britain, the United States and, yes, even in Canada where millions voted last year for a federal Conservative Party embracing policies that are racist, zenophobic and homophobic, we need voices like Elie Wiesel’s as much as ever.

In Canada, at least, the party of hate and intolerance did not prevail in last fall’s federal election but many of their members still sit in Canada’s House of Commons where many of them now pretend to be more open and tolerant. A few members of the former Harper cabal went so far this July 3rd as to march in Toronto’s Pride Parade.

Let’s make a promise to ourselves and each other not be fooled by those who would wear any mask they feel they must to curry favour and slither back to power. Be forever vigilant.

And remember that the best way to pay tribute to the life’s work of Elie Wiesel for peace, tolerance and justice for all is to stand up against the darker forces every time they surface in the communities and countries where we live.

For more on Elie Wiesel and his humanitarian mission click onhttps://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/03/elie-wiesel-tributes-obama-clinton-netanyahu .

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/world/europe/elie-wiesel-auschwitz-survivor-and-nobel-peace-prize-winner-dies-at-87.html .

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