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8
From the Trenches of WWI: The Unbearable Lightness of Strangers
By Yolie Carillo

Did you know that in World War I, soliders of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and other faiths accommodated and respected each other’s differences as they fought side by side?

Please join us online Wednesday, July 8 to hear from Luc Ferier of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation. Luc will share how the Foundation has discovered previously unknown documents showing the diversity—and the respect and unity—that thrived during World War I. Personal diaries and letters found in English, French, Urdu, Arabic, and Farsi are yielding many heartwarming accounts of soldiers from various faiths standing shoulder to shoulder in battle.

Despite their daunting position in the trenches, these soldiers shared their lives and accommodated each other’s different cultures, dietary codes, music, and religious practices. Moreover, chaplains, priests, rabbis, and imams went out of their way to learn Arabic, Hebrew, Urdu, English, and French, so that each could perform burials for the dead of other faiths.

If these soldiers could accept and fight alongside one another in the most challenging of situations—on the front-lines of war—why can’t we do the same today? Register now for this free webinar and hear remarkable stories that promise to amaze and inspire.

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Date
July 08
Time
4:00pm - 5:30pm (PDT)
Online
This is an online event at Online via Zoom Webinar