PURPOSEFUL EVENT : 10TH ANNUAL UNITY DAY USA
It is a purposeful event to bring Americans of different faiths, races, ethnicities and other uniqueness together to rededicate ourselves to our pledge; One nation under God with liberty and Justice for all. We will pray for peace, prosperity and security of our nation.
Last year the event focused on the positive response of Sikh community to the Wisconsin Shooting and this year, we will be the positive response of Muslim community to the planned Quran Burning by Pastor Terry Jones in Mulberry, Florida.
Event: 10th Annual Unity Day USA
Time: 8:46 AM
Date: September 11, 2013
Place: Mulberry Civic Center,
901 NE 5th St Mulberry, FL 33860
Press Conference: 8:00 AM
PICTURES INDICATE HOW IT WILL BE DONE IN MULBERRY, AS HAS BEEN DONE
|PICTURES FROM UNITY DAY IN DALLAS|
The 10th Annual event is moved to Mulberry, Florida – for a singular purpose – to mitigate possible apprehensions generated by the planned burning of 2998 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013. We hope it restores our faith in the cohesiveness of America, and we the people will go on about our business of living our daily lives.We honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution, and have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to prevail.
We hope, our mercy based message will remind those few Muslims elsewhere in the world that violence is not the way. We believe it may bring a change in the attitudes of followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety.
The full press release: http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/08/planned-muslim-response-to-quran_18.html
We will gather;
to be together as Americans
to express our gratitude to our men and women in uniform
to honor individuals who have contributed to the well being of Mulberry, Florida
to emphasize and appreciate diversity represented by America.
to cherish the otherness of others.
to commit to be good neighbors
to rededicate our pledge to the peace, prosperity and security of America
Please join us with your family and friends to be together as Americans. Your presence is a valuable expression of unity. Along with our elected officials, civic, religious and business leaders, you help fulfill our common values and aspirations. Your presence fortifies our commitment to a pluralistic America.
As Americans, and as American of all hues, we uphold, protect, defend and celebrate the values enshrined in our constitution. All our faiths reinforce the creed of “One Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all”.
On this Unity Day USA, we, the people of the United States of America of every faith, race and ethnicity, will gather to express our commitment to co-existence, safety, prosperity and the well being of our nation.
Time: 8:46 AM
Place: Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th St Mulberry, FL 33860FLAG CEREMONY
(Preferably joined in by members of at least 7 faith traditions, if not all)
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
To be led by the Hon. Mayor George Hatch of Mulberry
Purpose – a new positive approach to conflict mitigation and rededicating to our pledge – one nation under God with Liberty and Justice for all- Mike
Blood donation – Dr. Bajwa (3 Minutes) about the nationwide blood drive
Mayors, Police and Fire chiefs, and Civic Leaders to share 3 minutes each – about their responsibility in treating each citizen with respect and dignity
HONORING THE ACTIVISTS
Those who have stood up for others
- I will I will speak up when there is injustice.
- I will speak up when truth is not spoken.
- I will make my words and my actions mitigate conflicts.
- I will do my share in nurturing goodwill for the benefit of all.
- I will do my share of peace work, without looking for others
- I will do respect the God given uniqueness of each individual.
- I will do my best to live and let others live their way.
- I will do my best to nurture goodwill in everything I do.
SPECIAL MUSLIM PRAYER ( 3-4 Minutes)Muslim prayers and supplication for the safety and security and unity of our nation. Pray for the well being of all Americans, and seek forgiveness for all of us, and may God guide Reverend Terry Jones to become a be blessed peace maker. Pray for the goodwill of the people of Polk county and Mulberry City, and pray for a cohesive America, where no American needs to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear or fellow Americans.
Mayor Hatch and one of the top officials will make the remarks.
VIDEO MESSAGE TO MUSLIMS AND PASTOR JONES
1. PLANNED MUSLIM RESPONSE TO PASTOR JONES QUR’AN BURNINGURL- http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/08/planned-muslim-response-to-quran_18.html
4. A PROPER RESPONSE TO INFLAMMATORY ACT – SAUDI GAZETTE
5. FOR MUSLIMS IN AMERICA, A NOVEL PROTEST – TIMES OF INDIA
9. MUSLIMS PROTESTS – MULBERRY LEDGER
A FEW CURRENT PICTURES:
|LAKELAND MAYOR HON. GOW B. FIELDS|
All the original pieces related to the Quran burning even are at www.WorldMuslimCongress.com