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Area Religious Leaders

Celebrate Inclusion, Diversity

Kenneth Sider, President of Temple Beth-El in Oneonta, addresses inter-faith gathers at Saturday’s speaker event With Malice Toward None honoring America’s legacy of inclusion. ” We are all here becasue the events of the last twelve months have shaken us and our democratic principles. Religious intolerance against Muslims and Jews have increased.” said Sider. “We are here to focus on what makes us great. This is an opportunity to celebrate principles and democracy that have made America and our community one of inclusion.” Other speakers included Mayor Gary Herzig, Father David Mickiewicz of St. Mary’s, Mayor Rashid Clark of Islamburg, Rev. Craig Schwalenberg of the UU Church and more. (Ian Austin/


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