This story is a few days old, but I think it bears repeating. A Muslim group in St. Louis responded to the vandalism of headstones in a historical Jewish cemetery this week. Tarek El-Messidi and Linda Sarsour created a fundraising effort on the crowdsourcing site, LaunchGood. The site is a Muslim crowdfunding organization, and I think it’s incredible how they responded, and how quickly people donated to the cause and actually exceeded their goal. Watch the news clip below to see the story.
At a time when certain powers are attempting to be so divisive, I think it’s heartening to see acts of human kindness that transcend borders, cultures, and religions.