STATEMENT FROM DCIC:
The Dutchess County Interfaith Council is deeply saddened and disturbed by the harrowing situation in Israel and Gaza. We mourn the loss of innocent lives, and our prayers go out to all who are suffering because of these events. We believe that peace is possible in our world and that violence solves nothing.
In the midst of the current situation, it is easy to be overwhelmed by anger, sorrow and confusion. At the close of many DCIC gatherings, we sing the song “Let There Be Peace On Earth” as a reminder of our guiding values. May the last lines of the song help us to remain steadfast in our work as peacemakers:
“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”
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