Celebrating the Power of One
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
In this large complex world, it can sometimes be daunting to see how one person can make a difference. That is when it is helpful to be reminded of the "power of one," to make changes with impact. We, at IAHR, have the privilege of having just such a member who has been instrumental in the "Torture is Wrong" campaign.
Starting in her hometown of Austin, Texas, Bonnie Tamres-Moore began speaking to churches asking them to post anti-Torture banners on their lawns. What started as a few churches, quickly grew to over 26 banners at faith communities in Austin alone. Today, there are banners located in all 50 states and Bonnie's spark of an idea has been seen in banners at demonstrations near the White House and even across from the home of former Vice President Dick Cheney in Wyoming.
Bonnie was so committed to the cause that she and her husband spent more than $10,000 to supply these banners free of charge to a number of the initial church communities. To read more about Bonnie's efforts see this article.
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