The Fire of Hate Consumes Us All Help Put It Out Now
Far more than the men, women and children of the more than 30 burned Black
Churches have been hurt by the cowardly acts of prejudice that burned their
places of worship.
We have all been hurt by these acts of hate.
They have defaced the values that affect each of us. They have violated
our American guarantees of freedom regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.
At the Anti-Defamation League, we know all too well that people of goodwill
must never be silent in the face of bigotry. The consequences of silence
You can -- indeed you must -- do something to stop these vicious hatemongers
from succeeding. Speak out. Tell the victims they are not alone. Show the
perpetrators that their acts of hate enrage all good Americans.
Show your support by writing letters to the members of the burned churches.
Mail them to us and we will forward them to the appropriate addresses. And,
if you are able, please contribute as much as you can to help rebuild these
houses of worship.
Send your check, made out to ADL-Rebuild the Churches Fund, and mail to
the address below. All contributions to this fund will be distributed for
the rebuilding of these churches.
ADL will continue to combat hatred and bigotry on other fronts as well--tracking
and exposing haters and hate groups, promoting laws against hate crimes
and developing anti-bigotry programs.
Edmund Burke said it best, "All that is necessary for the triumph of
evil is for good men to do nothing."
David H. Strassler, National Chairman
Abraham H. Foxman, National Director