When we gather at a place like our State Capitol, there are people here from all sorts of religious and non-religious backgrounds.
There are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Buddhists, Hindus and and Bahai, Humanists and people who are pretty sure they believe something, but donâ€™t know exactly how the heck to describe it.
What connects us all this day is a spirit of hospitality, a spirit of compassion and a spirit of justice.
….As we create a place where all can feel welcome, whatever their country of origin, whatever language they speak, whatever challenges they face, we say:
â€œLet justice roll.â€
The above is an excerpt from the invocation at yesterday’s May Day Rally in Madison, given by Pastor Phil Haslanger, speaking on behalf of ICWJ. Â Phil HaslangerÂ isÂ pastor of Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Read the entire invocation.Â