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Seder wishes

Wishes expressed by the participants in the interfaith Seder held April 16th at the Wilson Center

What oppression or discrimination would you most like to see end in the world?

  • Judgment and lack of acceptance
  • Discrimination toward the unknown or non-conventional
  • World hunger
  • Self-hate
  • Oppression and discrimination against the poor
  • The injustice of climate change most quickly and negatively affecting the most vulnerable and least culpable
  • Violence against women
  • I don’t think one is more needed to end than another
  • Unequal education opportunity
  • Hunger
  • Discrimination toward people with disabilities
  • Discrimination against gay people
  • Limits on opportunity from class differences
  • Discrimination against the LGBT community
  • Oppression of women in Afghanistan
  • Pigeon-holed talents
  • Discrimination between religions
  • Oppression of people based on religious views
  • Racism, religious intolerance
  • Oppression and discrimination toward the poor
  • Thirst and hunger
  • War and the prisoners of war
  • Thirst
  • Cruelty to people and animals
  • Economic oppression
  • Gender discrimination
  • I don’t want people to die
  • Denial of acts committed against Native peoples
  • Oppression and discrimination against people with disabilities

 

Next year may there be:

  • More acceptance and lack of judgment
  • More educated women in 3rd world countries
  • Acceptance of all
  • Self-love
  • Prosperity
  • Environmental justice for all
  • Justice in the world
  • Forgiveness
  • Greater joy
  • Peace (x2)
  • Peace in Jerusalem
  • Peace and opportunity
  • Acceptance
  • Freedom from oppression for women in the Middle East and throughout the world
  • Clean water for all
  • Peace between religions
  • More equal distribution of resources
  • Religious tolerance and harmony
  • More joy and less pain
  • Less pain and more peace
  • Peace in war-torn parts of the world
  • Clean water for all
  • An end to violence
  • Enlightenment and coinciding action
  • Gender equality
  • Family
  • Less economic inequality in the USA
  • A decrease in poverty
  • Spring
  • Medical care for all
  • Love

 

What will you do in the coming year to make your wish/prayer a reality?

  • Be more open-minded, less judgmental, more accepting
  • Become more educated and encourage others to do the same
  • Accept everyone for who they are and lead by example
  • Share love
  • Help educate people and give financial support within my means
  • Educate for climate awareness and lobby for political and economic action
  • Start with my neighbors
  • Practice putting myself in another person’s shoes
  • Remember to take joy where it is given
  • Hold more interfaith events and discussions so we can all learn from each other
  • What I’ve been doing
  • Write, teach, give money
  • Be accepting and welcoming to everyone
  • Share the message to all who will hear
  • All that I can
  • Advocate for people to learn about other religions and to accept one another without judgment
  • Use only what is necessary to live comfortably and not above the resources given to me
  • Continue treating everyone with respect and set an example
  • Be kinder and more generous with my heart and my wealth
  • Pray even harder until my wish/prayer is reality
  • Pay attention to world events
  • Spread information about plant-based diets
  • Keep trying to promote good
  • Express my opinion to other people
  • Criticize the accumulation of wealth for wealth alone
  • Help people
  • Advocate and attempt to provide for others
  • Work with my town/area to advocate for health care
  • Stop judging others
  • I will hope