LETTER OF THE WEEK
THE lens we choose to look through determines our perception of reality. Over the last few days, I have watched and listened to some people quickly judging and abandoning our Muslim community. People who choose to view the world through one lens have only a one-dimensional view of reality. Those people have little experience with the Muslim community and perpetuate racism based on media commentary, which only focuses on the extreme. If we look through a one-dimensional lens we risk becoming the voices of contempt, judgment and irrationality. The challenge is to view the world through many lenses to acknowledge the diversity in our country.
Father Chris Riley, Youth off the Streets