An example of part of the Vision and Mission Statement from a 501(c)(3):
"-We will be dedicated to pluralism, service, arts and culture, education and empowerment, appreciation for our city and a deep respect for our planet.
-Uphold respect for the diversity of expression and ideas between all people
-Cultivate and embrace neighborly relations between all, fostering a spirit of civic participation and an awareness of common needs and opportunities
-Connect communities to global ideas and trends
-Commit to social justice, dignified human development and spiritual growth for all
-Establish a state-of-the-art green facility that will serve as a model and inspiration for sustainable space, helping to advance sustainable living in urban contexts
-Empower our communities with the skills and knowledge they need to advance in their various life stages
-Provide financial assistance for those in need, offering subsidies for our programming and scholarships to reach new audiences and further our vision"
This is part of the Mission and Vision from a 501(c)(3). Sounds good doesn’t it? Would you volunteer? Would you support it? I would.
This is from the Mission Statement and Vision of Park 51. That is the “Muslim Center” being built near Ground Zero. Would you still support it? I would.
Those that are associated with Park 51 are NOT the same as terrorists that tore apart New York. Saying that Park 51 should not be built near Ground Zero because the terrorist responsible for 9/11 claimed to be Muslim is like saying that Christian churches shouldn’t be built in a predominantly black neighborhood because some KKK members claim to be Christians. I seriously don’t understand why people can’t understand that all Muslims are not terrorists.
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