The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard is honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 by taking part in an interfaith charity event. They’re doing something worthwhile, together with representatives from faith-based organizations, to show that we can indeed work together despite the different belief systems involved.
Beats the heck out of praying.
… remembrance, while crucial, is not enough. We must also look to the future. Whether it is frequent discrimination against the American Muslim community, or thousands of recent threatening anti-atheist comments on the Fox News Facebook page, the voices of religious and political division are loud and clear. But what about the voices of inclusion?
In conjunction with a diverse group of Harvard faculty, staff, and student groups, as well as local congregations and organizations, HCH is organizing an interfaith community service event to package 9,110 nutritious meals to be distributed to food-insecure children in the Boston area.
If you’re interested, there are two ways you can help:
1) If you live in the Boston area, you can volunteer to package the meals in person.
2) Wherever you live, if you’d like to help cover the costs ($0.25 a meal… which comes out to a little under $2,500), you can make a donation here:
(Any extra money raised will go toward another interfaith hunger event in November.)
Let’s reach that goal quickly. It’ll make a statement about how “hands that help are better than lips that pray.”