Saturday, April 22, 2017

"We're glad you're our neighbor" signs in Arabic, Somali and other languages going up in Hampton Roads

From SW VA-

A group of faith leaders and community organizers are hoping to spread some neighborly compassion through colorful yard signs that will soon pop up around Hampton Roads.

The signs read "no matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor" in six different languages: English, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, French and Somali.

The campaign started with the Immanuel Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, which made the signs in three languages. But leaders here took it one step further and adapted it to be more reflective of the Hampton Roads community.

"The idea is to lead to people having dialogues and build understanding," said Teresa Stanley of the Interspiritual Empowerment Project, who has helped with the signs. The nonprofit group works on social justice.

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