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Martin Niemoller:

‘First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out –
because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out –
because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out –
for I was not a Jew.
And then they came for me –
and there was no one left to speak for me.’

Archbishop Rowan Williams’ excellent reflections on this quote and speaking for the stranger on Holocaust Memorial Day:

Quote of the Week

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”

Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner

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