Perfect Timing

Is it fortuitous the Pope is here on Yom Kippur ? ( the Jewish high holiday and Day of Atonement.) Yom KippurThe Pope has made peace and justice central to his message, President Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring lasting peace to the International community.Today President Obama met Pope Francis when his plane landed at Camp David.Whatever your religious or political beliefs are – you gotta wonder , What did they say to each other? Both events received negative attention from the media. I am personally a big fan of President Obama meeting the leader of 70 million Catholics in the US. I am also a big fan of Yom Kippur and the Jewish practice of atonement, Wouldn’t it be great if the two celebrated their Judeo Christian roots and visited a Synagogue tomorrow for morning prayers ? That would be a sign of inclusion.

President Obama Welcomes Pope Franci              sPOPE-hp-ss-slide-26EF-thumbStandard

Published by Jane Bleasdale PhD

An experienced educator Jane has taught in three different countries in both public and private schools. Jane is currently an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education but travels all over the country as an educational researcher and consultant. Jane earned her Ph.D from Fordham University in Educational Leadership and Policy , the focus of her research was equity and inclusion in high schools.

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