To The Victims of March

  • Posted on: April 4, 2016
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You are all in my heart.

Shabqadar, Pakistan: It’s been about a month now. Are you doing better? Healing? We will continue praying for you as a community and for each of you that has been effected – whether injured or having lost someone.

Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast: I pray for your loss. For your healing as a community. For some reason your story struck me the hardest. I hope you’ll see sunny days without fear looming over you.

Ankara, Turkey: Time will ease your fears. But for now, prayers for your safety, and for less tears. Love you!

Peshawar, Pakistan: Just like Shabqadar, we’ll pray for you. The 15 families whose numbers are now one less are especially in my heart. I hope brighter days look upon your families.

Maiduguri, Nigeria: I know hateful things have been said, but don’t be ashamed of your worship. You didn’t deserve this. We are praying.

Istanbul, Turkey: Like Pakistan, you seem to have more than your fair share of pain this month. It’s not going unnoticed. We see you and we are praying. Your streets will be buzzing with life again soon.

Bamako, Mali: On top of praying for your losses, I’m also praying for the health of those of you who were held hostage. I can’t pretend to understand, but I do have hope that this won’t burn out the light in each of you.

& Brussels, Belgium: Your pain might have been given the spotlight, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. Planes and trains might seem scary now, but give it time. I am praying for you too.

Terrorism has touched too many not to pray.

A letter from Bridgette Jameson

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Be kind to each other

A collage by Teresa Law

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“Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to throw away.” – Rebecca Solnit

“The sky is literally filled with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes flown from rooftops” – Basant Festival, Lahore

A collage by Naomi Southwell, using images of the Basant Kite Festival in Lahore

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