“Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me,” written in 1955 by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson, continues as an anthem for promoting world peace in an ever more dangerous and unstable world. As attacks rooted in religious bias increase, people everywhere are frightened and worried about the future.

Let peace begin with you anew this Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association’s interfaith Thanksgiving service held this year at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, 6 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale.

In this annual service, Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities gather together in the spirit of communal thanksgiving and prayer.

As Americans anticipate coming together next Thursday in gratitude to share the abundance and bounty we have in this country and the blessings of family and friends, let’s support the clergy association’s comforting gesture of bridge-building and encouraging dialogue between religions. Let’s build solidarity in the face of hate and discrimination and work to find solutions to repairing this fractured world around us.

Perhaps Abraham Lincoln said it best when he said, “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

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