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the victims of the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris and against violence anywhere. Nazda and her co-organizers — Reverend Dr. Frederick Moser, rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland; Eileen Zalisk and Merna Victor, of Lexington, and Wright Salisbury, also from Lexington (who lives in Paris) — explained to The Boston Globe that their goal was to raise an interfaith voice against radicalism in any form, as well as against racism and anti-Semitism in France, in the United States, and around the world. Greetings of Peace: As-salamu Alaykum, Shalom Aleichem If only people of all faiths would heed the words and follow the actions of the women of Neighbor to Neighbor, the world would be a more peaceful place for all. Thoraya advises, "We need to remind peo- ple that we are all from the same big family." She continues, "I feel as if the Neighbor to Neighbor women are distant cousins whom I just met!" Melanie agrees: "The lives we are all living are surprisingly similar." Nazda conveys her belief in the oneness of humanity this way: "Religions do not separate the roles, aspirations, and hopes of women." "Recognizing yourself in each person you encounter, panim el panim, face to face," is how Sheila expresses her hope for Neighbor to Neighbor and for all humankind. May it be so. 125 s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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