The Fellowship of Reconciliation, a peace and justice organization active since 1915, has been pressuring Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders to end Islamophobia through the #GiveRefugeesRest campaign!
As reported by Yes Magazine:
It’s a message of compassion, scribbled in marker on a pillowcase: #GiveRefugeesRest.
This pillowcase symbolizes the peace Syrian refugees need. The more than 4 million people fleeing the ongoing war in Syria constitute the world’s largest group of refugees. Many have been seeking asylum in countries such as the United States and Canada, while others have escaped into the neighboring countries of Greece, Turkey, and Iraq, often risking their lives in the process.
The Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith organization established in the early 1900s, is urging people to join its campaign and send the message-scrawled pillowcase and a letter to their governor or to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan—after, of course, taking a photo with the pillowcase and posting on social media.
The campaign has been ongoing for several months, but you can still design and send your own pillowcase or hold a pillowcase-making party! Check out www.giverefugeesrest.com for more information.
feature image: “No Islamophobia outside Masjid Al-Jamia in Philly” by joepiette2 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0