As a “community” we acknowledged the loss of two ASB parents Loumia Hiridjee and her husband Mourad Amarsy. Their three children are now studying back in France. Since then, the Board of Trustees has approved a significant funding increase in the security at ASB and that has been implemented.
On November 26th, ASB held a Remembrance Assembly in honor of an incident and to call for a preferred future. As President Lincoln once so powerfully reminded us, “we cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor. That, perhaps, is the greatest lesson of Thanksgiving. To those to whom much is given, much is required.” So, as we set our sights on a future, let us all pledge as a family and community to keep the spirit of Thanksgiving alive all year long. For, more than any other holiday, it reminds us of the importance of family and community and the duty we owe to each other from over 51 nations. A year ago today, tragedy hit this city. Yet the spirit of compassion and thanksgiving brought us together as neighbors, friends, and a community. The entire ASB community shares in the reflection of last year and with a hope for a different future. A special thanks to our musicians, speakers, and the team for preparing our special morning assembly.
We endorsed the Charter for Compassion that was launched globally on November 12th. This video explains the Charter.
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