Browsing Archive: May, 2013

Respect Differences Facebook Page at 400 Likes!

Posted by Chelsea Barker on Wednesday, May 29, 2013,
We have reached 400 likes! 
Thank you to all of those who support our message - please continue to spread the word so that these likes continue at the rate they are going! 

I am very excited about this new promising organization and the positive impact it can have on the world!



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Jewish, Arab Students Learn to Respect Differences.

Posted by Chelsea Barker on Wednesday, May 22, 2013,
Throughout Israel, few opportunities exist for meaningful interaction between Jews and Arabs. 

Dana is Jewish and lives in the German Colony, a few miles away. Waard is Muslim and lives in the nearby neighborhood of Beit Tzaffafa. Best friends since the first grade, they tell JTA that they were talking about Wednesday's upcoming school ceremony to mark Remembrance Day and Independence Day.

"It'll be Wednesday for both of us, but it doesn't mean the same thing to us," Dana explains. "One of my g...

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Maine Hate Crimes Forum at UMA

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
May 16th – Maine Hate Crimes Forum. Addressing State and Federal Hate Crimes Enforcement Issues Featuring the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

Watch right at home!!!! live.maine.edu/ums <http://live.maine.edu/ums


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Oregon Bakery Turns Away Same-Sex Couple

Posted by Chelsea Barker on Wednesday, May 15, 2013,
READ: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/15/fleur-cakes-gay-wedding-oregon_n_3279833.html?ref=topbar

Owner of the Bakery, Pam Regentin, believes that she has the right to deny this lesbian couple a wedding cake because it goes against her religious beliefs. 

Regardless of her beliefs, it is against Oregon law to discriminate against sexual orientation. 

It is okay that the owner does not agree with or accept same-sex marriage - she has the right and is entitled to her own opinions and belie...


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300 LIKES IN 3 WEEKS!

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Tuesday, May 14, 2013,
Respect Differences Facebook Page is averaging 100 likes per week!!!

Thank you to all who have liked and shared the page - and for spreading the word!

Let's get 400 likes in one month!!!! 

- Chelsea


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Follow us on Twitter!

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Saturday, May 11, 2013,
Respect Differences just added a Twitter profile! 

Follow us and Tweet to your friends! :)

https://twitter.com/RspctDfferences

- Chelsea
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"A Girls Message to All Christians"

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Friday, May 10, 2013,
This is the message that we are trying to get the world to understand! 

It is not about trying to convince others that you are right and they are wrong,
it's about agreeing to disagree - respectfully

It is okay that we have different beliefs - but it is not okay to make others feel like they are worthless because they think and believe differently than you do. 

Check this out: 
http://smootharray.com/atheism/page/8526
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200 "Likes" in TWO WEEKS!

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Monday, May 6, 2013,
The Respect Differences Facebook Page reached 200 "Likes" in exactly two weeks!

Encourage all of your friends to "like" the facebook page and sign the pledge!

This message will change the world if you continue to spread the word and encourage people to respect others regardless of their differences!

Thank you!

-Chelsea







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150 "Likes" on Respect Differences Facebook Page!

Posted by Dylan Sirois on Thursday, May 2, 2013,
Today, we reached 150 "likes" on the Respect Differences facebook page! The page has only been up since last Monday, so this message is growing fast already!

Keep spreading the word and encourage others to Sign the Pledge!

Thank You for doing your part in making the world a safer and more understanding place to live!

- Chelsea

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