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  • January 21, 2009

    Inauguration

    Friends:

    Yesterday the Inauguration of President Obama not only flooded the city with visitors but marked a change in American History. In Washington, where slavery was once practiced, an African-American became President.

    I think that this is a milestone for all of us. It marks a turning away from racism and discrimination.

    I believe that we will always have to work to build bridges and not to set up barriers.
    This work is ongoing and will not end with one event.
    But we can rejoice that we have come this far.

    Peace,
    John